At least 13 Iraqis killed, six US troops wounded in blasts, shootings

Published September 29th, 2004 - 02:00 GMT

A car bomb went off in the northern city of Mosul as a U.S. military convoy was passing by, injuring six US troops, it was reported Wednesday.  

 

According to The AP, witnesses said the attack late Tuesday wrecked a vehicle and that American troops sealed off the area.  

 

Meanwhile, U.S. and Iraqi forces clashed with resistance fighters on a main Baghdad street on Wednesday, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said. At least one blast was heard across the Iraqi capital.  

 

Separately, the American Army said a U.S. warplane struck a rocket launcher mounted on the back of a vehicle in the Baghad slum of Sadr city, destroying the vehicle. Maithem Mahmoud of the al-Sadr General Hospital said one man was killed and a woman injured.  

 

Elsewhere, gunmen opened fire on two vehicles carrying policemen near Latifiyah, south of the capital, killing seven people inside the cars, said Salah Hamza, a doctor at Iskandariyah General Hospital. According to The AP, the police were on route from Baghdad to the southern city of Nasiriyah.  

 

Attackers also threw a hand grenade at a tent housing Shiite pilgrims set up by the side of the road just south of Baghdad, killing two civilians, hospital officials said.  

 

In the town of Mahmoudiyah, the local leader of one of Iraq's main Shiite political parties escaped an assassination attempt in a drive-by shooting, but his driver was killed, a hospital official said.  

 

Three members of the party's armed wing, the Badr Brigade, were killed and two others seriously wounded when their car was hit by grenades and rifle fire in Baqouba, north of Baghdad, said police Capt. Hashim Hamdan. (albawaba.com)

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