Sunday, July 31, 2005

In Iraq, lest we forget.

The results reported today on CNN.
A bodyguard of Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Chalabi was killed Sunday and three others wounded in an attack on their convoy south of Baghdad, a Baghdad emergency police official said.

The official said Chalabi was not in the convoy.
Earlier Sunday, a remotely detonated car bomb targeted an Iraqi police patrol, killing five people and wounding 10, including two Iraqi policemen, according to a Hilla police spokesman.

The bomb detonated on a road between the towns of Haswa and Wahawil, about 65 kilometers (40 miles) south of Baghdad.

Meanwhile in southwest Baghdad, four U.S. soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb, a spokeswoman for the 3rd Infantry Division told CNN Sunday.

The blast also damaged a vehicle when it went off near the international airport Saturday night.

The U.S. military death toll in the war is 1,791.
And before you think the dying was all one sided.
Military officials said 11 insurgents were killed early Sunday after they attacked Marines with mortar fire. The insurgents were occupying a local schoolhouse about a mile southeast of Haditha, the military said.

The building was rigged with explosives and fortified with at least three machine guns in the windows. It was also being used as a weapons cache site, coalition forces said.

After the attack, coalition aircraft and tanks fired on the building, killing the insurgents. There were no civilian casualties, and the school building was unoccupied, as school was not in session.


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