BAGHDAD, Nov. 19 -- - Five U.S. soldiers were killed and another 5 wounded Saturday in improvised bomb attacks, the U.S. military announced.
In a separate incident, a suicide car bomber rammed into a funeral procession and exploded north of Baghdad Saturday, killing at least 24 people and wounding 30, according to Iraqi police.
The attack occurred at the funeral of a Shiite Muslim sheikh near Baqubah, about 40 miles north of the capital.
The five U.S. military deaths Saturday were caused by two bombs that exploded while soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division were on a patrol in Baiji, which is 110 miles north of Baghdad, wire services said. No further details were available.
Earlier on Saturday the U.S. military said a second soldier had died from wounds sustained in a Nov. 17 improvised bomb attack, also near Baiji.
The incidents bring the number of U.S. forces killed in Iraq since the March 2003 invasion to at least 2,089.
Meanwhile, the 24 Iraqis died when a funeral was attacked at sunset while dozens of people were offering condolences to Raad Majid, the head of the municipal council in Abu Saida, for the death of his uncle, police officials said.
The suicide attacker drove his car into the gathering and detonated the bomb, the command center said.
Separately, another 13 people died when a car bomb detonated at a crowded market in the Diyala Bridge area, just south of Baghdad, authorities said. The dead included five women.
The carnage brought the two day death toll from bombings to at least 137.
Suicide bombers killed nearly 100 people Friday in one of the deadliest days of Iraq's insurgency, bringing houses down on sleeping families in Baghdad and shredding Shiite Muslim worshipers in two mosques in the eastern part of the country just as the victims turned their faces up to the preachers to hear their Friday sermons.
Also Saturday, wire services said that Iraqi police and U.S. soldiers surrounded a house in Mosul, 225 miles northwest of Baghdad, after reports that al Qaeda in Iraq members were inside, according to Mosul police spokesman Brig. Said Ahmed al Jubouri.
Almost immediately, a fierce firefight broke out, and three insurgents detonated explosives and killed themselves, the AP reported. Five more died fighting, while four police officers also were killed, he said.
Barbash reported from Washington.