US soldier, two Iraqis killed in attacks as more bodies found in Mosul
An American soldier was killed in the city of Mosul, it was reported Thursday. He was killed during an attack on a U.S.-Iraqi patrol in Mosul. Two Iraqi commandos were wounded. An American officer told The AP Iraqi and U.S. forces located 14 unidentified bodies in Mosul on Thursday.
There were also reports of five more bodies picked up by family members. That brings to at least 66 the number of bodies found in that northern city since Nov. 18.
Earlier, few mortar rounds landed in central Baghdad on Thursday, including two in the Green Zone, the protected area which houses Iraq's interim administration and several foreign embassies. At least one person was killed.
A few minutes later, additional shells hit the other side of the Tigris River. One struck near a mobile phone office in the al-Arasat neighborhood, killing one person.
Several more blasts from an area west of the Green Zone were heard, but their exact location was not known, The AP reported.
In another incident, a car bomb in the city of Beiji, north of Baghdad, injured two American troops and two Iraqi National Guardsmen, the U.S. military said.