US soldier killed, two American reporters wounded in Iraq
ABC News co-anchor Bob Woodruff and a cameraman were seriously wounded Sunday in an attack and explosion while reporting from Iraq. The two journalists were traveling with U.S. and Iraqi troops near Taji, about 12 miles north of Baghdad, when an improvised explosive device exploded, the AP said. Both suffered serious injuries and were taken into surgery at a U.S. military hospital in the area.
Elsewhere, American soldiers killed three "suspected insurgents" wearing Iraqi police uniforms Sunday in the northern city of Kirkuk, the military said. The U.S. military also announced the death of an American soldier in roadside blast in Baghdad.
U.S. spokesman Maj. Jeff Allen said a gun battle broke out at a checkpoint in Kirkuk, 180 miles north of Baghdad, and three men wearing Iraqi police uniforms inside a car were shot dead.
The U.S. soldier died when a roadside bomb struck his vehicle Saturday evening in Baghdad, the military said Sunday.
Also on Sunday, gunmen attacked an Iraqi police patrol Sunday near the prison in Baqouba, 35 miles northeast of Baghdad, killing one policeman and wounding another, Diyala police's Joint Coordination Center said. A civilian was also wounded.
A mortar round was fired toward Baqouba's police headquarters but went off in a nearby residential area, injuring two civilians and two policemen, police said.