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2 US Soldiers Injured in Baghdad Blast, 3 Iraqis Killed in Kirkuk

July 6, 2011

2 US soldiers injured in Baghdad blast

7/6/2011 1:43 PM
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq:

Two American soldiers have been injured and their vehicle damaged in a sticky bomb blast that targeted their Army patrol west of Baghdad on Wednesday, a Baghdad police source reported. “An explosive charge blew up on Wednesday afternoon in west Iraq’s al-Nisour Square against a U.S.

Army patrol, wounding 2 American soldiers and damaging their Hummer vehicles,” the police source said, giving no further details. SKH (TP)/SR

3 killed in Kirkuk

7/5/2011 8:51 PM
KIRKUK / Aswat al-Iraq:

A police General Sarhat Qadir said today that three members of the pro-government Al-Sahwa (Awakening) forces were killed by weapons equipped with silencers in southwest Kirkuk. Qadir informed Aswat al-Iraq that the three were killed near a checkpoint on the main road connecting Kirkuk with Hawija area.

The culprits fled the crime scene, he added. Kirkuk city lies 280 northeast of the capital, Baghdad.

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