American military officials reported that a suicide bomber killed nine U.S. soldiers and wounded 20 Monday. The bomber detonated a car explosive close to the soldiers’ base in Diyala province, according to the Los Angeles Times. Another American casualty was recorded in Muqdadiya the same day.
One Iraqi civilian also was wounded in the suicide bombing. Fifteen of the injured soldiers returned to duty after treatment.
The U.S. military also announced that an American soldier died Monday in Muqdadiya, northeast of Baghdad, when his vehicle hit a roadside bomb.
A British soldier was killed Monday in Basra, in southern Iraq, by small-arms fire.