이라크의 수도 바그다드 남부에서 미군 4명이 작전 수행중 숨졌습니다.
미군은 오늘(12일) 발표한 성명에서 미군이11일 저항세력 소탕작전을 펼치던 중 병사 4명이 폭발로 사망하고 4명이 다쳤다고 말했습니다.
바그다드 남동부에서는 미군 병사 1명이 순찰중 저항세력과 교전을 펼치다가 숨졌습니다.
한편 바그다드 남부에서는 11일 도로에 설치된 폭탄이 폭발해 디와니야 주지사와 경찰서장, 그리고 경호원 3명이 숨졌습니다. 이라크 당국은 공격 직후 디와니야주 일대에 통행금지령을 내렸습니다.
The U.S. military says four American soldiers have been killed in an explosion during fighting south of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.
A statement today (Sunday) said the soldiers were killed and another four were wounded in the blast during combat operations on Saturday.
In another incident, the military said a soldier was killed by small arms fire Saturday while on foot patrol southeast of Baghdad.
Also Saturday, a roadside bomb killed the governor and police chief of Diwaniyah province (, a Shi'ite area) south of Baghdad.
Medical workers said three members of the governor's security detail also died (along with Governor Khalil Jalil Hamza and the police chief, Khalid Hassan). The powerful bomb exploded as a convoy of vehicles drove past, returning to (Diwaniyah) the provincial capital from a nearby town where officials had attended a tribal sheikh's funeral.
Authorities imposed a curfew on Diwaniyah province following the attack.