First Iraqi soldier killed in Baghdad after U.S. troops pullout 2009-07-02 15:43:08   Print

    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 Photo)
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    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 days ago.

Editor: Wang Guanqun
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