Bombings in Iraq Kill 16, Including 7 AmericansBy VOA News
25 June 2008

Iraqis walk past wrecked vehicles at the scene of a car bomb blast in the Al-Wahda district of Baghdad, 25 Jun 2008The U.S. military says a roadside bomb killed three U.S. soldiers and their interpreter in Ninewah province late Tuesday.

The attack took place hours after 10 people were killed in another bomb blast inside a local council building in Baghdad's Sadr City district. Four Americans were killed in that incident - a U.S. State Department employee, a U.S. Defense Department official and two soldiers. The blast also killed an Italian translator and five Iraqi civilians.

Elsewhere, a suicide car bomb killed two people, including a child in Mosul. At least 70 people were wounded.

In other news, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani meets with U.S. President George Bush in Washington Wednesday, to discuss the United States' future role in Iraq.

The U.S. has sought a deal that will allow U.S. forces to remain in Iraq after the end of the year, when their United Nations mandate expires.

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