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August 9, 2008
Saturday: 2 U.S. Soldiers, 28 Iraqis Killed; 22 Iraq Wounded

Updated at 11:42 p.m. EDT, Aug. 9, 2008

At least 28 Iraqis were killed and 22 more were wounded in the latest violence. A captured al-Qaeda suspect may have killed another 16 people. Two U.S. servicemembers were killed in separate incidents as well. Meanwhile, U.S. authorities say that the departure of Georgian troops will have little effect on operations. The Georgian troops were called home because of heavy clashing with Russian forces in the breakaway province of South Ossetia.

A U.S. soldier was killed and two more were wounded during a roadside bombing yesterday in Baghdad. Another soldier was killed in a non-combat accident while in Kuwait Thursday.

Nine people died of injuries they received yesterday during a significant bombing in Tal Afar. A suspect was detained in connection the bombing.

In Baghdad, The manager of a swimming pool was attacked while driving in Qadisiya; he was wounded along with one son, but another son was killed in the attack. Four policemen were wounded during a bombing in Bab al-Muadham. Two people were wounded when a bomb blew up inside an apartment. Also, three dumped bodies were found.

An al-Qaeda suspect claiming to have killed 16 people led authorities to where he says he buried them.

A roadside bomb injured seven Iraqi soldiers in Buhriz. A police officer was killed while entering a booby-trapped building.

Iraqi soldiers killed three people and wounded two as the victims sped towards a checkpoint near Shurqat.

In Jurf al-Sakhar, gunmen attacked an Awakening Council checkpoint, killing one member and wounding two more.

Gunmen killed a man in Tuz Khormato. The man may have been a ministerial employee.

Three people were wounded when a hand grenade was tossed at their home in al-Ismailiya.

A body was found in Jalawla.

Gunmen killed a man in Arbil yesterday evening.

U.S. forces killed two suspects and detained 14 across Iraq.

Iraqi forces killed one suspect and captured 50 more around Baghdad.

Four suspects were killed in Diyala province.

Near Kut, seven suspects were arrested and several roadside bombs in their possession were confiscated.

 

 

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