At least 23 Iraqis die in blast, US bombing; Two American soldiers killed
A suicide bomber detonated himself in Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 10 civilians and injuring 52, police said. The explosion occurred at 9:45 a.m. on Palestine Street, located in a residential area of eastern Baghdad, said police Lt. Thair Mahmoud.
Two U.S. soldiers also died in a roadside bomb attack. The roadside bomb exploded in the noon in south-central Baghdad, the US military said, according to the AP.
In the city of Ramadi, police Lt. Ahmed al-Dulaimi and Dr. Ali al-Obeidi at Ramadi General Hospital said U.S. aircraft bombed two houses, killing 13 Iraqis and injuring four.
Meanwhile, gunmen killed Muhammed Ridha, a brigadier in the Defense Ministry, in the capital's Yarmouk district, police said. According to Reuters, gunmen also killed an Iraqi soldier on Wednesday near Tikrit, 175 km north of Baghdad.