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Car bombs kill 4 Iraqis, injure 52 in Hilla
Updated: 2004-02-18 17:08

Suicide car bombers killed two Iraqis and wounded 44 others as well as eight soldiers with the U.S.-led coalition Wednesday at a base used by coalition soldiers in the Iraqi city of Hilla, a military spokesman said.

"At 7:15 local time near the logistics base there was a terrorist attack using two cars," said Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Strzelecki, a spokesman for Polish-led troops in the region. "We found the bodies of the two drivers, and two Iraqis standing in the street were killed."

Eight coalition soldiers -- six Poles, a Hungarian and an American -- were wounded in the attack in Hilla, about 60 miles south of Baghdad, the latest strike on the soldiers of countries helping the United States occupy Iraq.

The injuries to the troops were not life-threatening, a second spokesman for the multinational force said.

A bomb attack on an Italian military base in the southern city of Nassiriyah killed at least 22 people last November and an attack on Kerbala in December killed six foreign soldiers, including four Bulgarians and two Italians.

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