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Iraqi children and American soldiers die in roadside bomb in Iraq

According to CNN, three Iraqi children died and seven others are injured after a roadside bomb went off Sunday as the children gathered around U.S. troops that were handing out toys.

Three American soldiers also died in the explosion in Baquba, located 12 miles north of Baghdad.

According to MSNBC, Sundays attack along with several others occurring in the same area, raises questions of Iraqi security, even though the American military said that violence is down 55 percent since a troop buildup began this year.

Police said the troops were handing out toys such as sports equipment in a playground, 35 miles northeast of Baghdad.

Deaths have raised to at least 3,870 of members of the U.S. military since the Iraq war began in March 2003.