(1) MNF-Iraq is reporting the death of a Multi-National Division - Baghdad soldier from enemy action in a southern neighborhood of Baghdad on Wednesday, July 4th.
(2) The Canadian Globe and Mail is reporting the deaths of six NATO soldiers plus their Afghan interpreter in an improvised explosive device attack in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, July 4th. The nationalities of the six soldiers have not been released at this time, nor the exact province the attack occurred in. NATO confirm the deaths here. They were all Canadians
There are 31 more reports from Iraq and 7 from Afghanistan.
A German citizen who was working as an engineer for an American construction firm in an area between the southern provinces of Nimroz and Farahhas of Afghanistan has been kidnapped (probably last Thursday). The German Foreign Ministry has confirmed the incident. It is believed that the kidnapping may have occured in connection with the company's work - but there are concerns he could be sold to the Taliban if a deal is not reached with his kidnappers.