Terrorist violence kill at least 17 in Iraq

May 1st, 2008 - 6:39 pm ICT by admin  

Baghdad, May 1 (DPA) At least 17 people were killed and 46 wounded in separate incidents in Iraq, security sources, witnesses and the US military said Thursday. In one incident, some 10 people were killed Thursday and 30 wounded when a car bomb, targeting a US patrol, was detonated in Baghdad’s Sinaa Street, security sources and witnesses said.

The explosion destroyed nearby houses and stores.

In the northern city of Kirkuk, an Iraqi was killed and three members of the counter-insurgency awakening council were wounded when a bicycle carrying explosives went off in the Howaiyja area, Iraqi police sources told DPA.

In Baghdad’s Sadr City, witnesses said that the ongoing intense clashes between Iraqi forces and militants killed five people and wounded 13.

Loud explosions were heard in the Shia area from the late hours of Wednesday and lasted until Thursday morning.

A US soldier was killed Wednesday in the province of Nineveh when a bomb targeted a US patrol, the US military said Thursday.

The death brings the number of killed US soldiers to 4,063 since the US-led invasion of Iraq.

In April alone, at least 51 soldiers were killed, marking the highest death toll in a month since September.

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