Iraq: Six US troops, British soldier killed
The U.S. military late Sunday reported six soldiers were killed in roadside bombings southwest of Baghdad. Four soldiers died responding to the explosion that killed the first two, the military said. Britain, meanwhile, announced that one of its soldiers had been shot dead in southern Iraq - its 104th combat casualty since the war commenced four years ago.
The U.S. military did not give an exact location of the attacks, saying only that they occurred southwest of Baghdad. According to the AP, the military indicated that the first attack was Saturday before midnight and the second took place early Sunday.
A Marine serving in Anbar province also died in a "non-combat related incident," the military separately.
In the latest Iraqi violence, a bomb hit a popular market in Tuz Khormato, 130 miles north of Baghdad on Sunday, killing three people and wounding four. It was the second attack in the city in as many days. Two Iraqis seeking work died in a car bombing on Saturday.
A suicide car bomber followed in quick succession by a suicide truck bomber struck an Iraqi army headquarters in the northern city of Mosul, killing at least two people and wounding 22, including 15 troops, police spokesman Brig. Gen. Abdul-Karim al-Jibouri said.
Police said Iraqi security forces backed by Sunni tribesmen clashed with al-Qaeda fighters near the Syrian border, killing at least 21 members of the terrorist organization, police said.
Also Sunday, 20 bullet-riddled bodies were found, most in Baghdad.