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Female suicide bomber blows herself up in Baghdad;12 people wounded

A female suicide bomber blew herself up in Baghdad. Seven U.S. soldiers and five Iraqi civilians were wounded.

A statement said the attack happened Tuesday near the town of Baqouba, capital of the violent Diyala province 35 miles northeast of Baghdad , when the woman detonated her explosives belt.

The wounded were flown by helicopter to a military hospital and the bombing was under investigation, it added.

An Iraqi army officer in Diyala said Tuesday that a female suicide bomber targeted a U.S. patrol near Baqouba, wounding five Iraqi civilians. The officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wan not authorized to share the information with the media, did not know if there were U.S. casualties.

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