10 dead in Mosul bombings as U.S. forces kill two ”suspects”
A suicide car bomber struck police in the northern city of Mosul on Monday, killing at least nine people and injuring 46. The bomber detonated an explosives-laden car after approaching the checkpoint at the provincial police headquarters in the city's main commercial district, a police officer said, according to the AP. He said four policemen and five civilians were killed.
Just hours earlier, another bombing in Mosul killed a university professor, AFP reported.
In another development, U.S. forces killed two suspects, captured 31 others and destroyed bomb-making materials over the past two days in raids targeting al-Qaeda in Iraq in central and northern swaths of the country, the military said Monday. The two deaths occurred when American troops returned fire and called in air support after coming under machine-gun fire from "multiple enemy positions," according to a U.S. military statement. The battle took place early Monday in a remote area northwest of Tikrit about 100 miles north of the Iraqi capital, it said.
U.S. troops also found a car filled with bomb-making materials and suicide vest components, and tunnels leading to a sleeping area and place where weapons were stored, the statement added.