A suicide bomber blew up his car outside a hospital south of Baghdad on Thursday while US troops handed out candy and food to children, killing 30 people and wounding about 40, including four Americans.
As US troops spent another Thanksgiving at war, two US soldiers died in another bombing near the capital, and the US command said four US deaths occurred Wednesday.
Elsewhere, 11 Iraqis were killed and 17 injured Thursday when a car bomb exploded near a crowded soft drink stand in Hillah, a mostly Shiite Muslim city 100 kilometers south of Baghdad. More than 200 people - mostly Shiites - have died from suicide attacks and car bombs since Friday.
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