13 Iraqis killed in blasts
Six Iraqi police were killed in a car bomb blast on Tuesday in Tikrit, northern Iraq, the US military said. "At approximately 9:30 am (0630 GMT) on January 11 in northern Tikrit anti-Iraqi forces detonated a vehicle borne improvised explosive device in the vicinity of a police station, killing six Iraqi police," the military said in a statement.
Elsewhere, a roadside bomb that missed a passing
U.S. military convoy killed seven Iraqis and wounded one south of Baghdad Tuesday, police and hospital sources said.
The victims in the roadside bomb blast were traveling
in a minibus in Yussifiyah, some 15 kilometers south
of Baghdad, when the blast occurred, said the director of
the town's hospital, Dawoud al-Taie.
Meanwhile, a roadside bomb destroyed a second heavily armored Bradley Fighting Vehicle in less than a week Monday, killing two U.S. soldiers and wounding four others.
Also Monday, a roadside bombing killed three Iraqi National Guard soldiers and wounded six during a joint patrol with U.S. troops in Mosul, said Maj. Andre Hance, a U.S. military spokesman. He said there were no American casualties.
Elsewhere, on Monday, the U.S. military said its forces "accidentally" killed a 13-year-old Iraqi girl and wounded a 14-year-old boy near Baqouba, 35 miles northeast of Baghdad.
"This is an absolute tragedy. We do not know at this time what the children were doing in the area," said a military spokesman, Maj. Neal O'Brien. "An investigation into what happened is under way."
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