More than 20 Iraqis, US soldier killed in blasts, clash
A car bomb targeting police went off on a crowded Baghdad street Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and injuring 15 others, police said. Police officer Qahtan Jumaygh said the 8 p.m. explosion in the eastern Zaytouna neighborhood was aimed at police patrol cars, but did not injure any policemen.
The explosion also injured 15 other people and damaged a dozen cars in the area.
Six people were killed and four others injured during clashes between U.S. soldiers and Iraqis in Latifiyah, south of Baghdad.
A U.S. soldier was killed and another wounded by a roadside bomb north of Baghdad on Wednesday. The military also announced that a U.S. soldiers was killed by a gun attack on a patrol in Baghdad on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, gunmen attacked a police station in the Iraqi city of Kerbala on Tuesday night, killing one policeman and wounding five, the U.S. military said.
According to Reuters, attackers detonated two car bombs near the police station in Kerbala and then used mortars and machine guns, it said in a statement on Wednesday.
Also Wednesday, six Iraqi guardsmen were killed and two others injured by roadside bombs near the northern city Kirkuk, said a National Guard general.
Elsewhere, one US soldier was killed and another injured when their armoured vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb north of Baghdad, the US military said. (albawaba.com)