Military: Iraqi Truck Bombing Kills 5 US Soldiers

By: AP
By: AP

BAGHDAD – The U.S. military says five American soldiers were among seven people killed in a suicide truck bombing in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

A military statement says two Iraqi policemen were also killed. A sixth U.S. soldier was wounded in the blast along with 17 Iraqi policemen.

The explosion took place when the bomber rammed into a barrier outside the Iraqi police headquarters in southwestern Mosul on Friday morning.

The U.S. military says two suspects have been detained.

Mosul is the last urban stronghold of al-Qaida in Iraq. Friday's blast is the largest single loss of American life in Iraq in recent months.

The names of the deceased American troops are being withheld pending notification of families.

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