Dozens Killed In Baghdad Explosions

BAGHDAD (AP) - At least 70 people have been killed and around 100 wounded by explosions today in Iraq's capital.

At least 50 were killed when a fuel tanker exploded today near a gas station on the capital's west side and 17 civilians died in a car bombing in central Baghdad.

Police say the fuel tanker explosion was a suicide attack.

The parked car bomb left a gaping crater in a busy square in central Baghdad. Three minibuses and six cars were damaged by flames and flying debris. Karradah had previously been thought to be one of central Baghdad's safest areas.

Iraqi police also say a parked car bomb killed three people and wounded five in southern Baghdad.

The U.S. military announced the deaths of three American soldiers killed by a sophisticated, armor-piercing bomb in Baghdad yesterday.

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