Monday, July 24, 2006

News From Iraq

-U-S military officials say an American soldier has died due to "enemy action" in western Iraq.They say the soldier was killed during combat operations yesterday. The soldier was assigned to the First Brigade, First Armored Division. DETAILS

-For the second time in as many weeks, a soldier suffered injuries from a roadside bomb blast in Iraq. Specialist Jason Kedzior from Pekin, Illinois says he's o.k., and still has his sense of humor after surviving a fourth roadside bomb explosion while on his tour of duty. DETAILS

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A West Allis, Wisconsin man who worked for the energy company Halliburton was transferred to Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Wauwatosa during the weekend after being shot in Iraq, members of his family say. DETAILS

-A car bomb in front of a house Iraqi police had used as a command centre in Samarra exploded today, killing two and wounding another 17, police said. Police said the driver accelerated towards the house before detonating the explosives. Seven policemen were among those wounded in the attack. DETAILS

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Fresh American troops are to be brought into Baghdad, US officers have said, even as Iraq's embattled government insisted it remains on course to gradually take full control of the country's security.A six-week-old security clampdown in the capital has failed to quell a surge in sectarian violence. DETAILS

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