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  Children killed in Baghdad bombs
Updated 30 September 2004, 15.43
Troops in Baghdad
Dozens of children have been killed in bomb attacks across Baghdad in Iraq.

Officials say as many as 34 children and three adults died when bombs went off near a water treatment plant as a convoy of US troops passed by.

At least 130 more people were injured, as many people had gathered to watch the opening of the plant.

Earlier, in another area of Baghdad, a suicide car bomber killed at least two Iraqi police and a US soldier. Another US soldier died in a rocket attack.

Meanwhile, the Arabic television channel al-Jazeera has shown footage that claims 10 more hostages have been taken.

It says the hostages - two Indonesian women, six Iraqis and two Lebanese - work for an electronics firm.

There was no mention of any demands, or when or where the hostages were taken.

The rise in violence has been linked to the upcoming US Presidential elections and the Iraqi elections planned for January.

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