30 killed in Iraq attacks
Shooting attacks, roadside bombings and sectarian violence killed at least 30 people in Iraq on Friday.
A bombing outside a Sunni mosque after Friday prayers killed five worshippers and wounded 15 people in the city of Khalis, northeast of Baghdad, the army said.
Gunmen in vehicles killed three policemen in west Baghdad and three power station workers going to their working places in Taji, just north of the capital, police said.
In southern Baghdad's Saydiyah district, gunmen killed four pastry shop employees, police said. Nearby, a roadside bomb killed a policeman, the AP reported.
Police said they found 13 bodies, blindfolded and shot, on Friday in the Binok, Kazimiyah and Sadr City neighborhoods.
A Danish soldier died in southern Iraq after his patrol vehicle hit a bomb near the city of Basra, the Danish central army command said Friday. "I can confirm that one Danish soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq," a Danish army spokesman told Reuters, adding that one other soldier was injured in the incident.
Meanwhile, US troops joined Iraqi soldiers in a sweep of five villages outside the city of Kirkuk, 180 miles north of Baghdad. Forty "suspected insurgents" were picked up in Hawija, police said.