BAGHDAD — Violence continued unabated in Iraq on Saturday as insurgents killed five Iraqi police officers and a U.S. Marine. Fourteen American soldiers were wounded.
The Marine was killed in the western province of Al Anbar. His identity was not released. As of Saturday, at least 1,287 U.S. military personnel had died since the war began.
The 14 Americans were wounded in attacks in northern Iraq. One car bombing and ambush wounded eight soldiers, prompting an American warplane to drop a 500-pound bomb on a suspected insurgent position in Mosul.
"The commanders on the ground felt the attack was heavy enough to call in close air support," military spokeswoman Capt. Angela Bowman said.