Tuesday: 1 US Soldier, 9 Iraqis Killed; 50 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 8:55 p.m. EDT, Aug. 11, 2009

At least nine Iraqis were killed and 50 more were wounded just a day after the bloodiest spasm of violence since the pullback of U.S. troops. A U.S. soldier died in Kuwait of injuries sustained in a non-combat incident as well. Meanwhile, Kuwaiti authorities arrested six people suspected of plotting an attack against the U.S. base there. Many U.S. soldiers there are either supporting the Iraq operation or are using the base as a transit point between Iraq and other locations. Also, the Pentagon admitted fears over Arab-Kurd tensions.

In Baghdad, eight people were killed and 30 more were wounded in a late evening bombing attack in Amin al-Thaniyah. A bomb wounded nine civilians in Shabb. Four people were wounded in a Doura-area blast.

A roadside bomb wounded four policemen north of Fallujah in Saqlawiya.

In Baquba, the body of a man bearing gunshot wounds was discovered in a parking garage. A boy was injured in a bomb blast. Two people were kidnapped, but police were able to rescue one.

Two Iraqi soldiers were wounded in Abbara.

A hostage was freed in Jalawla. Two kidnappers were captured, but the third one escaped.

In Buhriz, a family was kidnapped then liberated.

Two Iranians were arrested in Khanaqin for illegally entering Iraq.

Residents of oil-rich Kirkuk complained that not enough gasoline is reaching them. The oil ministry promised to correct the problem.

Fifteen suspects were detained in Basra.

In Mosul, the only reported incident was a bombing that left no casualties.


Author: Margaret Griffis

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