US soldier, Iraqi killed in blasts as seven people wounded in attack on Mosul building
Seven people were wounded Tuesday in Mosul after a grenade was tossed in a building housing a local governing council, police said.
According to The AP, police said the attack may have been aimed at several American troops who had been in the building earlier, but left before the grenade was thrown. Seven people, including three policeman and four Iraqis were wounded in the explosion in the Bab al-Toub local council building.
On Monday, attackers fired on a vehicle carrying two local council members, killing one and wounding the other, police said. Attackers also fired on a police checkpoint Monday night, wounding four policemen. Three of the attackers were killed, said Police Lt. Khalid Abdelkarim.
Elsewhere, on Tuesday, a US soldier was killed after a roadside bomb went off while his convoy was passing by, the U.S. military stated.
According to Maj. Debra Stewart, the soldier was killed after the Humvee he was riding in was hit by the bomb in Balad Ruz, just east of Baqouba. A second soldier was injured in the attack.
The latest death brings to 553 the number of American service members who have died since the Iraq invasion started March 20.
In another incident, an Iraqi driving in a convoy of trucks hauling U.S. military equipment in Baghdad was killed when a roadside bomb went off. No soldiers were wounded in the blast, The AP reported. (Albawaba.com)
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