Thursday: 1 US Soldier, 13 Iraqis Killed; 14 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 5:28 p.m. EDT, Sept. 16, 2010

One U.S. soldier was killed and another was wounded while attempting to defuse an explosive device in Balad. Meanwhile, at least 13 Iraqis were killed and 14 more were wounded in attacks across the country. 

The family of a Kurdish journalist killed last May is challenging the results of an official investigation that found Sardasht Osman had ties to Ansar al-Islam and was killed by Islamic militants. A U.S. press watchdog, the Committee to Protect Journalists, asked Kurdish authorities to "launch a new and credible investigation." Osman had written articles criticizing Kurdish regional president Massoud Barzani and many, including his family and colleagues, blamed Kurdish security forces for his murder.

A suicide bomber was killed as he approached an Awakening Council (Sahwa) base in Samarra. He still managed to get close enough to kill three Sahwa members and wound six others, including civilians.

In Baghdad, three bodies, including one belonging to a teenager, were found in three separate locations.

A Sahwa member and his wife were killed in an attack in Abu Saida.

Near Baquba, one person was killed and three more were wounded in a roadside blast.

Three policemen were injured in a double bombing near a mosque outside Kirkuk. Two more policemen were wounded in another blast north of the city. In surrounding villages, police captured eight suspects, one an Egyptian national.

Police killed two gunmen and arrested two others in Bab Sinjar.

A body was found in Mosul.

Casualties were not reported after a bomb attack targeting a U.S. patrol.

Three suspects were arrested in possession of a car bomb near Karbala.

Fourteen suspects were detained in al-Hadid.

Eleven wanted suspects were arrested across Basra province while an I.E.D. was defused in Jihad.

A Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) spokesman denied the rebel group was behind a bomb attack that killed ten people in Turkey. Roj Welat added that the PKK does not target civilians and will honor a self-imposed, unilateral truce until Sept. 20.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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