Three Iraqi Guardsmen, US soldier killed
Fighters ambushed a convoy of American and Iraqi forces in the northern city of Mosul, detonating a roadside bomb in an attack that killed three Iraqi National Guardsmen, the U.S. military said Wednesday.
The troops were bringing heaters and other supplies to a school when they came under fire on Tuesday, a military statement said. The convoy was first hit with a roadside bomb and then sprayed with gunfire. Three Iraqi troops died and six were injured. No Americans were reported hurt, The AP reported.
On Tuesday, gunmen stopped three trucks carrying new Iraqi coins south of Baghdad and killed the drivers, stole the money and set the trucks on fire, a police official said.
The attack occurred near the town of Salman Pak, southeast of Baghdad. The trucks were carrying the money from the southern port city of Basra to the Central Bank of Iraq in Baghdad, the official said.
Meanwhile, a U.S. soldier was killed in action in Iraq's western Anbar province, a military statement said Wednesday. The statement said only that the soldier was killed Tuesday. The unit is based at Camp Fallujah west of Baghdad.