Five Spanish soldiers, four US troops injured in Iraq bomb attacks

Published February 11th, 2004 - 02:00 GMT

Five Spanish soldiers have been injured in a bomb attack in central-southern Iraq, the Spanish Defense Ministry said Wednesday in Madrid.  


The members of a vigilance unit for the Spanish-speaking Plus Ultra Brigade were walking back to their headquarters in Diwaniyah, when assailants hurled an explosive device from a nearby building, according to reports. 


None of the five sustained very serious injuries. Their Iraqi interpreter suffered hearing damage. Iraqi police arrested two Iraqi suspects.  


In the city of Ramadi, west of Baghdad, a roadside bomb went off when a US convoy passed Wednesday morning. An SUV was damaged, and the US military said one soldier was slightly injured.  


Gunmen firing Wednesday from a car attacked an office of the Democratic Assyrian Party in Mosul, injuring one security guard, according to party member Napoleon Fatou. The party represents a Christian community.  


In the northern city of Kirkuk, a bomb exploded as a US patrol passed, wounding three soldiers, Maj. Josslyn Aberle, a spokeswoman for the 4th Infantry Division said. (

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