Iraq: 17, including two US troops, killed in attacks
Two more American troops died in Iraq Friday, putting the American military death toll at 841 so far. A bomb killed one soldier when it hit his vehicle in Baghdad on Friday, while the second soldier was shot and killed in the western city of Fallujah, the AP reported. A total of 846 troops were killed in 2004 and 485 in 2003.
Meanwhile, attacks continued on Saturday with gunmen raiding a house near Iskandariyah, 30 miles south of Baghdad, and killing five members of a Sunni family, army Col. Hussein Sheyaa said. A roadside bomb also went off in Baghdad, killing five policemen, 1st Lt. Nadum Nuaman said.
In addition, five members of the Iraqi Islamic party died when a roadside bomb detonated near their headquarters in Al-Khalis, 10 miles east of Baqouba, police said.