Five US soldiers killed in Iraq

Updated on Feb 09, 2008 01:28 PM IST
The US military confirms that a bomb attack kills five US soldiers in Iraq in separate incidents.
HT Image
HT Image
None | ByDPA, Baghdad

A bomb attack and an explosion killed five US soldiers in Iraq in separate incidents, the US military said early on Saturday.

Four of the deaths took place northwest of Baghdad on Friday when the soldiers' vehicle hit an improvised explosive device (IED) while on patrol, the US military said in a press statement.

The fifth soldier was killed in an explosion near his vehicle in At-Tamim northeast of Tikrit on Friday. The blast injured three soldiers.

Earlier on Friday, at least five people were killed and one injured in separate attacks, Iraqi officials and media reports said Friday.

In Kirkuk, around 250 km north of Baghdad, a car bomb targeting a patrol killed two civilians and three policemen, sources told DPA.

In the southern city of Basra, militants killed a Sunni Imam after kidnapping him, his son and another person from his house in the Al-Jameiat district, a statement from the Sunni Association of Muslim Scholars in Iraq said.

The Imam's son and the third person were released.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close Story
QUICKREADS

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • FILE - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks at a news conference in Kyiv, Ukraine.

    Zelensky reiterates his demand, asks EU to impose travel ban on Russia

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky issued a fresh call on Friday for European Union states to ban visas for Russian nationals to keep the bloc from becoming a "supermarket" open to anyone with the means to enter. Zelensky said his proposal did not apply to Russians who needed help for risking their freedom or their lives by resisting Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin's policies. Zelensky's appeal has yet to win support from the EU's major players.

  • Taliban member Gul Agha Jalali (L) attends a computer science class at the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation in Kabul.

    Taliban fighters swap arms for books as hundreds return to school

    These days, Gul Agha Jalali is studying English and has enrolled in a computer science course in the capital, Kabul. (Also Read Inside Afghanistan's secret schools, where girls defy the Taliban) "When our country was occupied by infidels, we needed bombs, mortars and guns," says an employee at the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation, Jalali. Now there is a greater need for education, he told AFP.

  • A file photo of author Salman Rushdie

    ‘Champion of free speech’: World leaders condemn attack on Salman Rushdie

    World leaders expressed their shock and grief at the attack on Midnight's Children author Salman Rushdie who was brutally stabbed by a man at an event in New York on Friday. The 75-year-old Booker Prize laureate is currently on a ventilator battling for his life. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned the incident, calling it an attack on his freedom of expression.

  • Author Salman Rushdie was stabbed on stage in Western New York state as he was going to deliver his lecture. 

    Who attacked author Salman Rushdie? New Jersey's Hadi Matar was dressed in black

    The attacker of Salman Rushdie has been identified as 24-year-old Hadi Matar who is from New Jersey. Shortly after Salman Rushdie arrived at the stage to deliver his speech, Hadi Matar attacked him at least once in the neck and at least once in the abdomen, police said. Hadi Matar had a pass to attend the lecture. Some reports claimed that Hadi Matar had sympathies towards the Iranian government that had called for Rushdie's death.

  • US President Joe Biden. (File image)

    US lawmakers pass landmark climate, health plan in big win for Biden

    US lawmakers on Friday adopted President Joe Biden's sprawling climate, tax and health care plan -- a major win for the veteran Democrat that includes the biggest ever American investment in the battle against global warming. Passage in the House of Representatives along strict party lines came after approval of the bill in the Senate by a razor-thin margin, with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Saturday, August 13, 2022
Start 15 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now