Two American troops, three Iraqis killed in attacks
Attacks killed three Iraqis and injured 15 on Monday, security officials said, while the American army said two US troops had been killed. A suicide car bomb went off Monday morning outside a police intelligence office in Baquba north of the Iraqi capital, killing a man and injuring 15 other people, a security official and a doctor said. According to AFP, the blast targeted the office, located in a central market, at about 11:00 am (0800 GMT), the security official said. Just before the suicide bomber blew up the car, attackers threw several hand grenades into the intelligence office.
In central Baghdad, gunmen early on Monday broke into the home of a Christian woman, Rafah Toma, shot her dead and made off with a number of her possessions, an interior ministry official said.
The interior ministry official added that a policeman was shot dead by gunmen with silenced weapons in Taifiya in northern Baghdad on Monday. He gave no further details.
The US military on Monday announced that two US soldiers have been killed in central Iraq. "Two US service members were killed in central Iraq Sunday night while in support of Operation New Dawn," a statement from the US military said.