Wednesday: 40 Iraqis, 1 US Soldier Killed; 64 Iraqis Wounded

by , July 21, 2010

Updated at 8:24 p.m. EDT, July 21, 2010

At least 40 Iraqis were killed 64 more were wounded in various attacks across the country. The worst violence collapsed a building in Diyala province, which has suffered several attacks in the last few days. A U.S. soldier was also killed in Diyala when a roadside bomb blated his vehicle. Meanwhile, Deputy U.K. Prime Minister Nick Clegg called the 2003 invasion of Iraq illegal. Also, five U.S. governors revealed their secret trip to Iraq.

Thirty people were killed and 46 more were wounded during a car bombing in Abu Saida. The blast occurred near a mosque and brought down a residential building.

In Baghdad, a sticky bomb killed one person and wounded three others in the Amiriya district. Two policemen were wounded in a blast in Doura. On Palestine St. a bomb wounded two people.

In Kirkuk, gunmen killed two people yesterday. A bomb wounded three people in a car. Gunmen killed a man. Two people were wounded when they were shot in their car.

In Mosul, security forces killed two al-Qaeda suspects. A bomb targeting police killed a woman and wounded her child instead. Two soldiers were killed and an officer was wounded in another blast.

A bomb killed a civilian in Fallujah.

Three people were wounded when gunmen attacked their home in Khalis.

A bomb in Qayara wounded a military officer.

About 15,000 security personnel were deployed in Karbala to protect pilgrims traveling there for Sha’baan observances.

Fifteen suspects and an al-Qaeda leader were arrested in Baquba.

Fifteen suspects were detained in Muqdadiya.

No casualties were reported at Delta Base after a Katyusha rocket attack.

Turkey blamed the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) for sabotaging a gas pipeline.

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