One US Soldier Killed, Nine Wounded
Iraqi guerrillas in two Sunni Arab towns west of Baghdad, Habaniya and Khalidiya, hit two separate US convoys on Monday with roadside bombs and rocket-propelled grenades. The attacks killed one US soldier and wounded three others. In response to the Khalidiya attack, which pinned US forces down for a while, attack helicopters and jets were called in. The battle lasted eight hours, and appears to have inflicted substantial harm on local residences, causing civilians to flee.
On Sunday, guerrillas had wounded six soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division in Fallujah with a roadside bombing, a US military spokesman announced. I had reported the explosion at Fallujah but at that time had no word of the casualties.