One US Soldier Killed, 3 Injured along with Contractor
AP reports that guerrillas set off a roadide bomb in the Kamalaya district of Baghdad, after which snipers on rooftops fired at US troops, wounding three. The latter returned fire, inflicting some casualties on the guerrillas.
Later in the day, guerrillas fired six mortar shells into a 1st Cavalry Division camp in southern Baghdad. They killed one American soldier and injured a civilian contractor.
In Samarra’, guerrillas attacked US troops with rpg’s and rifles. Two of the attackers were wounded by return fire.
Clashes in Buhriz near Baqubah northeast of Baghdad between Iraqis and US soldiers have killed 13 Iraqis.
In Amara, British troops traded small arms fire with assailants from the Mahdi Army of Muqtada al-Sadr. The British killed two guerrillas, but took no casualties. It may well be that the violence was provoked by the attempt to arrest Abdul Karim al-Muhammadawi, who had been mayor of Amarah for the past year.