Updated at 11:25 p.m. EDT, June 12, 2008
Baghdad was again rocked
by a series of bombings today, while two U.S. servicemembers were killed.
Across Iraq, at least 18Iraqis were killed and 60 more were wounded. Two
Egyptian gunmen were also killed.
soldier was killed in a roadside bombing in Baghdad this afternoon. A
Marine died in a
non-battle-related incident on Wednesday. Two
Americans were wounded in yesterday's bombing in Baghdad's Kadhimiya neighborhood.
In Baghdad, the Interior Ministry and its police commando division
took several hits: a parked truck bomb killed
a police commando and two civilians in Aalawi; another 16
people were wounded, mostly police commandos. Three
Interior Ministry guards were injured during a roadside bombing. Nine
police commandos were wounded during a bombing on Palestine Street.
A roadside bomb targeting a motorcade in Beirut Square wounded
six people, including three guards who work for an Interior Ministry Major
General. Many Iraqis fear this group and blame them for much of the sectarian
violence that has plagued Baghdad.
Also in the capital, six
soldiers were wounded when a gunman lobbed a grenade at a Safara checkpoint.
A bomb targeting the mayor of Shabb did not harm him but it injured
six people, including three bodyguards. Four
dumped bodies were found today. Yesterday, three
dumped bodies were recovered. A policeman
and a civilian were wounded during a blast in Rusafa. A weapon's cache
in Shula. A controlled
bombing in Ghadeer left no casualties. Also, one of the victims of
yesterday's bombing in Kadhimiya/Hurriya has died.
Five bombs planted
in the Iraqi Islamic Party headquarters in Fallujah damaged the building
and wounded a guard.
U.S. forces killed four suspects
and detained nine during operation in northern and central Iraq.
Iraqi security forces arrested
a senior member of an al-Sadr office in Kut. A roadside bombing wounded
In Mosul, Iraqi forces captured
two al-Qaeda suspects. Gunmen launched an attack on four truck drivers carrying
crude oil. Two
of the drivers were injured and one tanker was set ablaze. A policeman
and a woman were injured in separate roadside bombings. Another bombing left
civilian dead and another wounded.
A "special groups" leader was arrested
in Basra. The military uses "special groups" to indicate militiamen they
believe are receiving aid from Iran.
In Ishaqi yesterday, three
Sons of Iraq members were wounded as they repelled an al-Qaeda attack on their
gunmen, including two Egyptians were killed. The Sons of Iraq are a U.S-backed
a captive in Amara.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis