Friday: 1 US Soldier, 6 Iraqis Killed; 50 Iraqis Wounded

by , July 15, 2011

In today’s violence, at least six Iraqis were killed and 50 more were wounded, along with one U.S. soldier who was killed in southern Iraq. Also, the United States handed over 206 high-value detainees over to Iraqi authorities. Five of them, including two of Saddam’s half brothers, will be executed within a month.

As many as three pilgrims were killed and 28 were wounded when a bomb exploded in Karbala. A second bomb blast killed five others and wounded 15 more. At least one of them occurred near the northern entrance to the city. Separately, five suspects were arrested.

In Baghdad, one person was killed and three more were wounded during a blast in the Doura district. A sticky bomb in Zaafaraniya wounded an off-duty policeman. Hundreds demonstrated in Tahrir Square.

A roadside bomb in Samarra wounded a soldier.

In Mosul, a sticky bomb wounded a soldier and his passenger.

Eight suspects were arrested in Basra.

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