First Published: 2006-12-05

 
Iraq insurgents kill US soldier in ambush
 

Multiple bomb attacks kill thirty people in Waziriyah, Bayaa, Sadr City, Yarmuk areas in Baghdad.

 

Middle East Online

By Paul Schemm - BAGHDAD

Iraq’s post-2003 chain reaction

Insurgents in Iraq attacked a US military patrol in northeastern Baghdad, killing one soldier and wounding five others, the US military said Tuesday.

"The patrol was conducting operations to deny enemy movements and enforce curfew restrictions in a northeastern neighborhood of the city when it was attacked," a statement said of Monday's incident.

Earlier, US headquarters had announced the death of another soldier who was killed in an accident when his armoured vehicle rolled over Monday near a US supply base north of the capital.

The latest fatalities bring to 2,900 the number of US military personnel who have died in the Iraq campaign since the US-led invasion of March 2003, according to a count based on Pentagon figures.



Multiple bomb attacks kill 30 in Iraq



Thirty people were killed in which rocked Baghdad on Tuesday.

A bus carrying employees of the Shiite religious endowment, which manages mosque affairs, was first blasted by a car bomb and then riddled with bullets by a band of gunmen in northeast Baghdad, killing 15 people and wounding nine.

The bus was ferrying employees from the Waziriyah neighborhood to their downtown offices when it was attacked.

Moments later, on the other side of town, three car bombs exploded at a crowded petrol station in the southwest Shiite neighborhood of Bayaa, killing 15 people queuing for kerosene and wounding 25, security officials said.

Multiple car bomb attacks have become increasingly common in recent weeks, most dramatically on November 23, when more than 200 Shiites were killed in the Sadr City area of Baghdad.

In other violence in Baghdad, a roadside bomb exploded Tuesday next to an Iraqi army patrol, killing two soldiers and wounding four others in the predominantly Sunni west Baghdad neighborhood of Yarmuk.

The attacks by Shiite death squads across Baghdad -- often with the direct connivance of police forces -- leave dozens of corpses in the streets of the capital every day.

Shiite militia leaders, many of whom have direct connections with the parties in government, have refused to disband their armed groups until the insurgency, which mainly targets their community, is quashed.

 

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