Iraq: American soldier killed as more abuse allegations surface
One American soldier died and five others injured in a roadside bomb explosion north of Baghdad, the US military said in a statement Thursday. "One Task Force Liberty soldier was killed and five were wounded when an improvised explosive device detonated near a combat patrol at about 11:00 a.m. July 27 in Salah Ad Din Province," according to the statement.
Coordinated attacks Thursday against Iraqi army checkpoints northeast of Baghdad, killied six Iraqi soldiers.
Elsewhere, a suspected bomb on a railway line hit a train carrying oil products near Baghdad on Thursday, causing a huge fire, Iraqi police said, according to Reuters. Two persons were killed and four injured in the blaze.
Meanwhile, 11 US troops serving in Iraq have been charged with mistreating iraqi detainees while on operations in the Baghdad area, the US military has confirmed. The military said the charges related to reports that the soldiers had assaulted a suspected "insurgent."
The Los Angeles Times newspaper has reported allegations that the troops used a stun gun to administer electric shocks to the detainees.