Sunday: 2 US Soldiers, 9 Iraqis Killed; 19 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 8:20 p.m. EDT, May, 31, 2009

At least nine Iraqis were killed and 19 more were wounded in the latest attacks. One U.S. soldier died from a non-combat injury in northern Iraq, while a second U.S. soldier was killed in a vehicular accident.

A bomb targeting a police patrol in Samarra left four dead and two injured, all policemen.

In Mosul, a bomb in the Suez intersection injured an Iraqi soldier and a civilian; a policeman was killed when Iraqi soldiers fired their weapons after the explosion. Another bomb killed a sports reporter and wounded two colleagues. Five civilians were wounded in yet another bombing.

North of Kirkuk in Omar Mandan village a woman’s body bearing gunshot wounds was discovered.

In Baghdad, two TV journalists and a civilian were wounded when a bomb attached to their car blew up in Adhamiya. A shell fell on Palestine St., injuring a policeman.

A roadside bomb near Haswa killed the driver and wounded three others.

A truck driver was killed during a bomb blast in Iskandariya.

An old landmine in Safwa Plantations, west of Basra, wounded one person.

Fifteen suspects were detained in Kirkuk.  Later, another 46 suspects were reported captured. A suspected al-Qaeda leader was among them.

Dhi Qar police defused a bomb planted on railroad tracks connecting Nasariya with Basra. The railway is a part of the route that connects the south with Baghdad. Cannon and mortar shells were discovered elsewhere.

A U.S. humvee in Tikrit was damaged during a hand grenade attack. No casualties were reported.

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Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.