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11 police commandos killed in Ramadi

BAGHDAD, MARCH 25. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near the restive central city of Ramadi, killing 11 Iraqi police commandos and injuring 14 persons including two U.S. Army soldiers, the U.S. military said on Friday.

The Thursday evening blast at a checkpoint on the eastern outskirts of Ramadi also wounded nine Iraqi security-force members and three civilians, bringing the list of victims to 25, it said. The attacker also died in the explosion near the flashpoint Sunni Triangle city of Ramadi, 115 km west of Baghdad.

Translators killed

In an eastern Baghdad neighbourhood late on Thursday, unidentified attackers killed five women translators working for the U.S. military, a police official said. The translators ``were heading home when gunmen driving two cars sprayed them with machine-gun fire,'' he said on Friday.

Militants routinely target U.S. forces and their perceived collaborators as well as members of Iraq's Government, army and police — security forces the U.S. military says must gain better control of the strife-torn country before any major U.S. troop withdrawal.Police found two decapitated bodies clad in Iraqi army uniforms north of Baghdad, officials said.

Also near Abu Ghraib, fire-fighters worked on Friday to extinguish an oil-pipeline blaze ignited by militants' bombs, said the police official. — AP

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