Wednesday: 1 US Soldier, 12 Iraqis Killed; 43 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 5:59 p.m. EDT, Aug. 13, 2008

Bomb attacks disturbed the peace in several northern cities today. Overall, at least 12 Iraqis were killed and 43 more were wounded across the country. Also, a U.S. soldier was killed in Baghdad. Meanwhile, Iraq and the U.N. signed a cooperation treaty.

A roadside bomb blast killed a U.S. soldier today in northwest Baghdad. An Iraqi interpreter also died.

In Mosul, a bomb targeting an Iraqi convoy killed a soldier and two civilians at a checkpoint near the Ibn al-Theer intersection west of Mosul. Another 15 people were wounded. One of the dead may have been a suicide bomber. In Zanjili, two civilians were wounded during an bombing there. Two Iraqi soldiers were wounded during a bombing in central Mosul.

In Baghdad, a bomb in Mansour killed one person. Gunmen wounded a policemen in Adhamiya. The U.S. base in Kadhimiya came under mortar attack, but no casualties were reported. Two suspects were arrested as they were attempting to place a bomb near a mosque in Bab al-Sharqi. Also, two bodies were found.

Two people were killed and nine were wounded during a car bomb blast at a Qayara market.

In Khan Bani Saad, a roadside bomb killed one woman and wounded two others.

Four people were wounded during a suicide car bombing near Kirkuk. The mayor of Multaqa was the target of the attack. He is also the head of the local Awakening Council. Three of his guards were wounded as well.

In Buhriz, two police commandos were killed and six more were wounded in a roadside bomb blast. A separate roadside bomb may have injured another policeman .

Seven people were detained across Basra province.

Across Diyala province, 12 suspects were picked up and a bomb was defused. U.S. forces freed a Red Crescent chief who had spent a month in U.S. detention.

Three al-Qaeda suspects were captured in Rashidiya.

In Kirkuk, mortars fell on a home, wounding a man.


Compiled by Margaret Griffis

Author: Margaret Griffis

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