BAGHDAD, Oct 31 (KUNA) -- Three Al-Qaeda activists were killed and one US
soldier was injured in separate crackdowns on insurgents in Iraq, the US army
said here Wednesday.
The US army said in a release that its troops on Wednesday killed three
Al-Qaeda terrorists during an operation that targeted Al-Qaeda group in Kirkuk
in northern Iraq.
The US crackdown was aimed to hunt an Al-Qaeda leader who had links to
terrorist leaders in Iraq and was involved in assassinations and bomb car
attacks, according to the release.
In a separate incident, a US soldier was wounded during a manhunt to flush
out an Al-Qaeda-linked group leader in al-Khadraa neighborhood in western
Baghdad, the US army said.
The wounded US soldier received medical treatment at a US army hospital
before he returned to his military duty.
The wanted terrorist and three comrades were arrested in the US manhunt,
the release added. (end)
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