U.S. and Iraqi officials say a suicide truck bomber has killed an American soldier and wounded 18 others at a military base in northern Iraq.
The bomber blew up his vehicle Sunday near the patrol base in the town of Rashad in Kirkuk province. Two Iraqi contractors also were wounded in the attack. Gunmen killed three U.S. soldiers in the same province last Wednesday.
Iraqi officials say attacks elsewhere in the country killed at least 12 Iraqis on Sunday. In one incident, five shepherds were shot dead east of the capital, Baghdad. In another incident, a bomb exploded outside a police center in western Baghdad, killing four police recruits and wounding 23 other people. Also, a mortar shell landed just outside Baghdad's "Green Zone" government compound, killing three Iraqi civilians and wounding seven others.