Saturday: 3 US Soldiers, 3 Iraqis Killed; 7 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 7:13 EDT, May 2, 2009

Two U.S. soldiers were killed in a small arms attack Mosul, while attacks in Basra and Fallujah left no American casualties. Meanwhile, at least three Iraqis were killed and seven more were wounded in those and other attacks. The Dept. of Defense today released the name of a U.S. soldier who died April 10 of an illness.

In Mosul, a roadside bomb wounded four people.

Three people were killed during a roadside bomb blast near Kirkuk.

A roadside bomb targeting a U.S. patrol in northern Basra wounded one Iraqi civilian instead.

In Fallujah, a civilian was injured when a bomb targeting a U.S. patrol was detonated.

Gunmen attacked an Awakening Council (Sahwa) checkpoint in Yusufiya and injured one Sahwa fighter. 

Also, Iran shelled suspected Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) locations in northern Iraq.

A new security operation in Diyala has so far netted 24 suspects. Several hundred people were captured or turned themselves over to security forces in a similar operation last summer. Many if not most of them were innocent of charges.

Security forces detained an Sahwa leader and his two brothers in Duluiya.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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