At least 15, including US and Estonian soldiers, killed in Iraq
A car bomb targeting an Australian military convoy went off near the Australian Embassy Monday, killing three Iraqis and injuring eight others, according to local officials. Australia's defense force spokesman said in Canberra that three Australian soldiers were lightly wounded in the attack near that country's embassy in Baghdad
Spokesman Col. Adnan Abdul-Rahman said the bomb was targeting the convoy when it detonated in the Karrada neighborhood. U.S. Maj. Scott Stanger told The AP that the explosives were hidden inside a taxi parked on the side of the road, and the bomb detonated when the convoy drove by.
Also in Baghdad, one US soldier was killed and five others injured when a roadside bomb exploded in the path of a convoy in western Baghdad, the US military said. An Estonian soldier was killed in a roadside bombing against an Estonian convoy in western Baghdad.
Elsewhere, a suicide bomber attacked a U.S. convoy near the western Iraqi town of Khaldiya on Monday, local police and witnesses said, according to Reuters. They added several US vehicles had been damaged in the explosion and indicated there were several U.S. casualties.
In the northern city of Mosul a double car bombing against local-authority targets left three people dead and four injured.
In other violence, at least eight people were killed in clashes with US troops in the western city of Ramadi.
And an Iraqi national guard was killed as he tried to defuse a bomb placed near an Iraqi national guard post to the north of Baquba, AFP reported. (albawaba.com)
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