Two U.S. soldiers were killed during operations in northern Iraq, bringing June’s tally to 11 dead, the highest since May 2009. At least 17 Iraqis were killed and 33 more were wounded in other violence. Meanwhile, an Iraqi court gave a life sentence to Hasna Ali Yahya, the widow of former al-Qaeda leader Abu Ayyub al-Masri, for giving support to the organization.
A suicide bomber using a wheelchair was allowed to penetrate a police station in Tarmiya where he then blew up his explosives, killing three people and wounding 18 others. It is unclear whether the man was handicapped or using the wheelchair as cover.
Near Baquba, a bomb blast in an orchard wounded two people.
Gunmen wounded two soldiers in Wahda.
A sticky bomb killed an intelligence officer in Suleiman Pek.
A civilian was killed in an accident with a U.S. vehicle traveling in Jalawla.
A man was killed as he was allegedly trying to plant a bomb in Tal Afar.
Gunmen in Kirkuk kidnapped a doctor’s son.
Ten suspects were arrested across Diyala province.
In Basra province, police arrested 39 suspects.
Seven suspects were detained in Shirqat.
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