Iraq Bridge Blast Kills 3 U.S. Soldiers
A group of U.S. troops were posted at a checkpoint on a bridge near Baghdad Sunday when a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb from below, killing three American soldiers and wounding six others. The BBC reports that this latest attack brings the death toll of U.S. troops to at least 28 already this month.
A US military spokesman said the blast destroyed one of two sections of the “Checkpoint 20” bridge crossing the road, 10km (6 miles) east of Mahmudiya.
Lt Col Gary Bush said it appeared the suicide bomber had blown up his vehicle beside one of the overpass’s supporting pillars.