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BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — A trio of car bombs ripped through a southwestern Baghdad neighborhood Tuesday morning, killing at least 14 people and wounding 25 more, Baghdad emergency police said.

About 90 minutes earlier, gunmen in northern Baghdad opened fire on a bus carrying employees of the Shiite Endowment, a group that oversees religious sites and Shiite mosques.

The attack killed 15 people and wounded nine others.

Meanwhile, a U.S. soldier was killed and five others wounded when insurgents attacked a Multi-National Division-Baghdad patrol in northeastern Baghdad Monday …

Another U.S. soldier was killed in southeastern Iraq on Monday when his armored security vehicle overturned, the military said.

The accident took place near the town of Talil, about 185 miles (300 km) southeast of Baghdad.

The deaths brought to 2,899 the number of U.S. troops who have died in the Iraq war. Seven civilian contractors of the Defense Department also have died.

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