Thursday, June 21, 2007


Over there.

BAGHDAD, June 21 (Reuters) - Eleven U.S. soldiers have been killed in Iraq in the past 48 hours, the U.S. military said on Thursday.

In the single worst incident, five soldiers, three Iraqi civilians and an Iraqi interpreter were killed on Thursday when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle in a northeastern district of the capital, the U.S. military said.

Four U.S. soldiers were killed when their convoy was struck by a roadside bomb in western Baghdad on Wednesday, the military said.


In western Anbar province, two Marines were killed in combat on Wednesday, the military said, giving no further details.


BAGHDAD - The U.S. military on Thursday announced the deaths of 13 American troops, including five killed in a single roadside bombing that also killed four Iraqis in Baghdad.


U.S. military reports the deaths of 14 troops in Iraq in the last 48 hours, including 5 in a Baghdad roadside bombing Thursday.


In northern Iraq on Thursday, a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden truck into a government building, killing at least 16 people, police said.

At least 75 people were wounded by the blast at the building, which houses the police headquarters and mayor's office for the city of Sulieman Pek, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Kirkuk.

In Baquba, north of Baghdad, a U.S. airstrike intended to blow up a house where insurgents had placed a bomb instead accidentally hit another building and wounded 11 Iraqi civilians, according to a U.S. military statement.