Updated at 7:55 p.m. EDT, Mar. 10, 2008
U.S. soldiers were killed in two separate incidents in Iraq. Overall,
at least 30 Iraqis were also killed and another 77 were wounded across
Iraq, during a spate of mostly suicide bombings. Even the relatively stable city
of Suleimaniyah was the scene of violence. Meanwhile, Iraqis ask
themselves if the costs of war were worth it.
American soldiers were killed and three were wounded during a suicide
bombing in Baghdad's Mansour district. Their Iraqi
interpreter was wounded as well. The soldiers were on foot patrol when a suicide
bomber walked up to the group and detonated a vest containing explosives. A nearby
hospital reported treating eight
Iraqis, including a policeman, for injuries associated with the blast. A ninth
Iraqi died from his injuries.
In Balad Ruz, another three
U.S. soldiers were killed along with their Iraqi
interpreter during an IED blast.
suicide bomber attacked the home of a sheikh in Kanaan. He was the
head of a local Awakening Council (Sahwa). The bomber was able to kill
him, his son, a five-year-old female relative and a bodyguard. She also injured
two other people.
In Baghdad, one
person was killed and five were wounded when a minibus exploded in Shaab.
A bomb near a Sadr City hospital left one
dead and four wounded. Two
people were wounded during a roadside bomb blast in the Zayouna neighborhood.
Two people were injured
by mortar shelling in Kadhimiya. Also, three
dumped bodies were found.
In Suleimaniyah, a suicide
car bomber killed three people and wounded 30 people outside a hotel. A security
have been among the injured, but officials denied this.
A suicide bomber
in Muqdadiyah killed
two policemen and wounded 20 others when he detonated his vest.
the Syrian border at Ba'aj, clashes left two
gunmen dead and two more wounded.
In Mosul, two
policemen were killed in separate drive-by shootings. A civilian was killed
in an IED attack. A doctor
was injured during an attempted kidnapping. Also, security forces were able
a car bomb inoperative and capture10
a doctor during a drive-by shooting outside his hospital in Basra.
Police in Karbala found
a weapons cache after a source revealed an assassination plot against them.
Wassit province, Iraqi soldiers discovered
that the homes of displaced families hoping to return soon were booby-trapped.
They dismantled some but did not give a figure as to how many home were rigged
U.S. soldiers killed
five suspects and detained 19 others in central Iraq.
by Margaret Griffis