Sunday: 1 US Soldier, 6 Iraqis Killed; 7 Iraqis Wounded

At least six Iraqis were killed and seven more were wounded in a second day of unusually light violence. Meanwhile, one U.S. soldier was killed and three more were wounded in what is being treated as a non-hostile helicopter crash. Also, Gen. Ray Odierno said in a television interview that the U.S. drawdown is on track; however, there are signs that a full withdrawal could spell more sectarian violence.

In Mosul, gunmen threw a bomb at a checkpoint, wounding one civilian. Two policemen were injured when gunmen shot at them. Three women and a man were killed during a home invasion.

Three people were wounded during an operation to capture a high-ranking suspect in Rawa. The gunman was wounded while resisting arrest as were two policemen.

One woman was killed and a man was wounded in Baquba when a bomb attached to a car exploded.

The body of a Shabak man was found near Bartala.

Ten suspects were captured in Basra province. A stash containing 50 mortars was found south of Basra city. Also, police arrested two people suspected of tossing grenades at the home of a Sahwa member yesterday.

Explosives were confiscated in Kirkuk.

The airport in Najaf was reopened. It was closed following the revelation of a 9/11-style plot.

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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.