Car Bombs Rock Baghdad; U.S. Soldiers
Killed in Separate Incidents
(AFPS) Several car bombs have rocked Baghdad, Iraq, and elsewhere
another car bomb killed a U.S. soldier.
bombs in and around Baghdad killed at least 24 Iraqis and wounded
at least another 80, according to news sources. Reports say that
the wounded were mostly police and military patrols.
there has been an overall downward trend in attacks since elections,
terrorists have still proven they can execute or surge their capability
to conduct limited attacks," a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman
said in a statement.
officials see the string of attacks "as another desperate
attempt by the terrorists to discredit the newly formed Iraqi
government," the spokesman noted.
attacks, mostly directed against innocent Iraqi civilians, perpetuate
the terrorists’ failing attempts to drive a wedge between the
Iraqi people and their right to choose their own destiny,"
the spokesman added.
Also, a separate
car-bomb attack killed a U.S. Army soldier from the 1st Corps
Support Command. Two other soldiers were wounded in the attack,
which occurred miles north of Taji.
soldiers were evacuated to the theater hospital at Logistics Support
Area Anaconda, where one died. The other two soldiers are being
treated at the hospital.
evening, an improvised explosive device detonation near Hawija
killed one U.S. soldier from Task Force Liberty and wounded four
others. The wounded soldiers were evacuated to a coalition medical
facility and are in stable condition.
of the soldiers killed and wounded are being withheld pending
notification of their families.
in Iraq, coalition forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division
(Stryker Brigade Combat Team), detained six suspected terrorists
and seized a number of weapons during operations in northern Iraq
on April 28.
1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, detained three individuals
suspected of terrorist activity following an attack on their patrol
in southern Mosul. The soldiers also identified a weapons cache
while conducting search operation in the same area. The weapons
were confiscated for future destruction.
1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, detained two individuals
suspected of terrorist activity after they stopped the individuals’
vehicle in southern Mosul. The soldiers also detained another
individual suspected of terrorist activity during a raid in western
Mosul. The suspects are in custody, and no injuries to coalition
force were reported.
MFINR and other news sources.)