Fighting in Ramadi as US soldier, three Iraqis killed around Baghdad
On Saturday morning, a suicide car bomber driving at high speed exploded his vehicle near an Iraqi army checkpoint in downtown Baghdad, killing three soldiers and an Iraqi civilian, police said. The attack at about 9:45 a.m. in Karada, a commercial and residential district of the capital also injured three Iraqi soldiers and two civilians, said police Capt. Abdel-Hussein Minsif, according to The AP.
Elsewhere in the Iraqi capital, a roadside bomb killed a U.S. Army soldier whose convoy was patrolling southeastern Baghdad Friday night.
Heavy fighting surged Friday in the Euphrates River city of Ramadi, police and hospital officials said, and the U.S. military reported Friday the deaths of two more soldiers around the city.