Updated at 12:15 a.m. EDT, June 24, 2008
Two American soldiers
was killed and three were wounded during an incident near Baghdad. Also, at
least 17 Iraqis were killed and 43 more were wounded in violent attacks
across Iraq. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki promises
to enfore the law after a security operation in Amara is completed.
American soldier was killed and three more were wounded during a small arms
attack just outside Baghdad in Madaen. One
gunman was killed and an Iraqi
interpreter was wounded. The soldiers were attending a local council meeting
when a disgruntled official opened fire on them.
In Mosul, gunmen
killed a policeman and a woman;
two civilians were also wounded. A university
student was killed in a drive-by shooting. An off-duty
policeman was shot dead while at a market. Three
Iraqi soldiers were wounded as they were trying to defuse a bomb. A bomb exploded
near an army patrol, wounding
an Iraqi soldier and five civilians. Also, two suspects were arrested
and a weapons cache was confiscated.
Last night, mortars struck a U.S.-backed
Awakening Council (Sahwa) checkpoint in Udhaim. Ten
members were killed and 24 more were wounded in the attack. This may be the
same incident that was reported yesterday out of Khalis.
two dumped bodies
were found. Three policemen
were wounded when they came across a roadside bomb in Waziriya. No
casualties were reported after U.S. troops came across roadside bombs in Qahira,
Adil and Kadhimiya. Also, four suspects, including a wanted bomber,
people were wounded during a roadside bombing in Baquba.
was wounded during a mortar attack in Kut.
North of Hilla,
27 suspects were detained
in various neighborhoods.
Three suspects were arrested
near Karbala. Also, five policemen were arrested
for their involvement in helping a criminal escape.
Two roadside bombs were
defused in Kirkuk, and a suspect was detained.
by Margaret Griffis