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Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 April 2006, 21:32 GMT 22:32 UK
Violence claims 14 lives in Iraq
Policeman at site of minibus blast in Baghdad
Both Baghdad bomb attacks happened in mainly Shia areas
Bomb attacks and what appear to be execution-style killings have claimed at least 14 lives in Iraq, police say.

Five people died when a car bomb exploded near a restaurant in Baghdad and a bomb in a minibus left three dead in the capital's Sadr City area.

Police also found five bodies dumped in the town of Musayyib and a sixth corpse - that of an Iranian woman - in Baquba.

According to one report, a bomb also killed three US soldiers on Tuesday.

The Associated Press news agency quoted a US military statement saying the three were killed by a roadside bomb north of Baghdad.

Both of Tuesday's bomb attacks in Baghdad happened in mainly Shia Muslim areas.

The restaurant bomb went off in the Ur area, close to a Shia mosque.

Sectarian tensions between Sunni and Shia Iraqis reached a new height with the bombing of a Shia shrine in Samarra in February.

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