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Iraqi insurgents claim more lives
Scene of the Khaldiya attack, in which 3 US soldiers died
The Khaldiya area has seen regular attacks against US-led forces
Six American troops serving in Iraq, two CNN employees and two Iraqi civilians have been killed in another day of violence in and around Baghdad.

Three of the soldiers and the civilians died when a roadside bomb hit an army convoy in Khaldiya, west of Baghdad.

Another roadside bomb killed three US soldiers near Iskandariya, south of the Iraqi capital.

The two CNN employees died in a drive-by shooting, on the southern outskirts of Baghdad.

A statement from the US television network named the two victims as translator/producer Duraid Isa Mohammed and driver Yasser Khatab.

A gunman fired at them with an AK-47 rifle, standing through the sunroof of a car which ambushed them from behind.

The area around Khaldiya, 70 kilometres (50 miles) from Baghdad, has seen regular attacks on coalition forces.

Local people said two bombs had exploded - one as a convoy passed and a second when reinforcements arrived.

A nurse in the hospital identified the two dead Iraqis as the town's director of agriculture and a taxi driver.

More than 360 American service personnel have been killed in Iraq since 1 May, when President George W Bush declared the end of major combat operations.

The BBC's Ben Brown
"A day of carnage in Iraq"

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