Two US Task Force Baghdad troops, 18 Iraqis killed in Iraq Friday

DEBKAfile Intelligence

December 23, 2005, 5:52 PM (GMT+02:00)

The American troops were the victims of a roadside bomb. The 18 Iraqis were killed, 24 injured, near Baqouba north of Baghdad, in two separate attacks: gunmen shot up a checkpoint on the Baghdad-Kirkuk road and a suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shiite mosque in Balad Ruz.