Iraq: 13 dead in blast as four US, British troops killed
A suicide car bomber slammed into an Iraqi police station northeast of Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 13 people, police said. Most of the victims were policemen and recruits lining up outside the station in Hibhib, the same small Sunni town near Baqouba. According to the AP, 15 others were wounded in the attack, a police officer said.
Three U.S. troops died and a dozen were injured in attacks in Iraq, the US military said on Thursday. A roadside bomb attack killed one soldier and wounded two others on an armed supply convoy near Basra in southern Iraq on Wednesday.
According to AFP, two other troops died and 10 were hurt after coming under fire on Tuesday.
US casualties have declined since June, when at least 93 soldiers were killed, and May, in which 121 died. A British soldier also was killed Tuesday in a roadside bombing.
All in all, Wednesday's attacks claimed 142 lives nationwide. The American military announced it found a mass grave in Diyala province northeast of the capital. The grave contained 17 bodies, the military said in a statement.