Iraqi Parliament Breaks Deadlock To Elect Speaker – Nbc40.net

The first roadside bomb targeted a military convoy as it traveled through the town at dawn, a policeman said. A second explosion then struck as pro-government militia members rushed to the scene to help those hit by the first blast. The police official said five militiamen and four soldiers were killed, while seven others were wounded. A medical official confirmed the figures. Another roadside bomb killed four soldiers, including two officers, during a patrol in the town of Youssifiyah, located 20 kilometers (15 miles) south of the capital, a police officer said. Four other soldiers were wounded in the attack, he added. A medical official confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information.
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