BAGHDAD, July 2 (Xinhua) --
Iraqi Interior Ministry announced the killing of first Iraqi soldier and the
wounding of ten people in a bomb attack in central Baghdad on Thursday.
An Iraqi man drives a damaged car away
from the site of a roadside bomb attack in Baghdad's Karrada neighborhood,
Iraq, Thursday, July 2, 2009. The attack was the first in Baghdad since US
troops withdrew from Iraqi cities in the first step toward winding down
the American war effort by the end of 2011. (Xinhua/Reuters
A roadside bomb struck an Iraqi Humvee near the Abu
Nawas corniche, on the east side of the Tigris River, destroying the vehicle,
killing a soldier and wounding two aboard, a ministry source told Xinhua on
condition of anonymity.
Eight more pedestrians were wounded by the powerful
blast, which also occurred just across the river near the Green Zone that houses
the U.S. embassy and Iraqi government offices, the source said.
The soldier is the first who killed following the
landmark U.S. troops' withdrawal from the Iraqi cities, towns and villages two