Wednesday: 1 US Soldier, 13 Iraqis Killed; 23 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 5:56 p.m. EDT, Aug. 5, 2009

At least 13 Iraqis were killed and 23 more were wounded in the latest attacks. Eleven Iraqi pilgrims were kidnapped as well. Also, a U.S. soldier died in a non-combat incident yesterday.

In Baghdad, a roadside bomb blast killed five policemen and wounded eight others, including three civilians, in the Doura neighborhood. Prime Minister Maliki ordered the removal of concrete barriers throughout the capital.

Two women were killed and six others were wounded in a blast near the Anbar Criminal Court in Ramadi. A vehicle ban is in effect.

In Mosul, gunmen attacked a checkpoint in the al-Majmoua al-Thaqafiya area; one cop and two gunmen were killed, while three gunmen and female bystander were wounded.

One person was killed and two more were wounded in a roadside bomb blast between Mosul and Tal Keef. The three were employees of a medicine factory.

A 17-year-old shepherd was killed in a roadside bomb blast in Jalawla.

In Kirkuk, gunmen kidnapped then killed a 23-year-old Turkmen house painter.

A bomb planted on a policeman’s car in Iskandariya exploded, wounding him and two children. Five al-Qaeda suspects were captured and accused of targeting Shi’ite pilgrims.

Eleven Iraqis were kidnapped off a bus in Hilla. The group was traveling to Karbala for a religious observance on Friday.

A bomb containing C4 explosives was defused near the youth and sports directorate in Nasariya.

Diyala’s police chief has denied accusations that security forces are preventing food from entering Camp Ashraf. Last week, Iraqi forces entered the refugee camp, causing both chaos and hundred of casualties.

Twenty-four suspects were arrested in Basra province.

Sixteen suspects were arrested in Diyala province.

Thirteen suspects were detained in Taza and Rashad.

A sticky bomb in Qayara destroyed an oil container.

Police said a fire at a Sinjar cement factory was not sabotage.

An electrical problem caused a catastrophic fire at an ice factory in Amara.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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