Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Iraq - suicide attack kills 9 US troops

The US military says nine American soldiers have been killed and 20 wounded in a suicide car bombing of a patrol base northeast of Baghdad, according to news agency reports. BBC News 24 flashed the news onto screens shortly before 01:00 GMT with Sky News following suit and were the first to post on their new-look website. CNN also reported on the news at the top of the hour along with al-Jazeera English.
The attack was in Diyala province, an area that has been the site of fierce fighting between US and Iraqi troops, Sunni insurgents and Shi'ite militias, according to reports. There were at least 46 other deaths throughout the country on Monday including a least 20 dead in Ramadi [BBC].
There were few other details with regards tonights attack, however there were reports from other news agencies quoted by the BBC that at least 15 blasts had hit the capital Baghdad.

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