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US general wounded in Iraq blast
US Army pic of Brig Gen Jeffrey Dorko
Brig Gen Dorko is being treated for non-life threatening injuries
A US brigadier general has been wounded in a roadside bomb in northern Baghdad, the US military has announced.

Brig Gen Jeffrey Dorko is the highest ranking US soldier injured in the Iraq war since the US-led invasion of 2003.

Gen Dorko, commander of the Gulf Region Division of the US Army Corps of Engineers, was left with "non-life threatening" wounds from the explosion.

He was evacuated to Landstuhl Regional Medical Centre in Germany, where he was said to be in a stable condition.

A second soldier wounded in the attack was treated and released.



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