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US soldier killed in central Baghdad

(Baghdad, Iraq-AP) Nov. 23, 2005 - The US military says an American soldier has been killed in the center of Baghdad.

Authorities say the soldier died Wednesday from a gunshot wound. No further details have been released.

In other violence, gunmen wearing Iraqi army uniforms burst into the home of a Sunni Arab sheik, killing him, three of his sons and a son-in-law.

Police say the attack might have been aimed at discouraging Sunni Arabs from participating in next month's election.

US and Iraqi authorities are trying to encourage Sunni Arabs to vote in hopes of luring them away from the insurgency.

Posted 8:25pm by Chantelle Janelle

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