Updated at 12:40 a.m. EDT, June 9, 2008
A suicide bomber killed
a U.S. soldier and wounded
18 more Americans in northern Iraq. Anoother U.S.
soldier was killed during a roadside bomb blast in Baghdad yesterday.
At least 28 people were killed and 58 were injured across Iraq. Meanwhile,
Turkey reported striking
suspected Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq.
al-Rashad, a suicide car bomber attacked a U.S. base, killing
one soldier and wounding 18 more. Two
Iraqis were wounded as well when the bomber drove a bomb hidden under a pile
of animal skins into blast walls protecting the base. Police added
five civilians to the tally of wounded. A conflicting report said
that more soldiers were killed.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki visited
Iran and reassured
the Iranians that a proposed security deal with the U.S. will not turn Iraq into
a launching pad for a U.S. attack on their neighbor. However, Grand Ayatollah
Mohammed Taqqi al-Mudaressi said
that the agreement could start a popular uprising within Iraq itself.
In Baghdad, a explosion killed
four police recruits and wounded 23 others at recruitment center in Mansour's
Nisoor Square, only a day after another blast left casualties there. Outside
the Ministry of Defense in the Green Zone, a mortar explosion killed three
people and wounded 10 more. One
person was killed and five more were wounded during a blast outside the Turkish
embassy in Waziriya. In New Baghdad, a bomb targeting a police patrol
wounded two policemen and two
civilians. A grenade injured
two defense employees in Atifiya. U.S. forces arrested
two people suspected of being Iranian-backed militants. Iraqi forces arrested
27 suspects. No
casualties were reported after a bombing in Baladiyat. A body
belonging to a policeman was found in Hurriya, while at least three
others were found elsewhere.
In Mosul, gunmen killed
three policemen and wounded five people, including civilians. Two
women were injured when U.S. soldiers conducted a raid that netted six suspects.
An al-Qaeda leader was detained
Gunmen fired upon a marketplace in Khanaqin and killed
Gunmen in Aziziya killed
six shepherds and set fire to two vehicles.
A roadside bomb killed
one person and wounded two others in Iskandariya.
an Awakening Council (Sahwa) member. Seven suspects were arrested
in a separate event.
an Iraqi soldier in Kut.
Ten rockets struck the British base
in Basra but no casualties
Hit police detained
13 al-Qaeda suspects and confiscated 58 suicide vests.
A kidnapping gang
U.S. forces arrested
four suspects in Fallujah. Meanwhile, 3000 displaced families returned
Compiled by Margaret Griffis