Wave of bombs across Iraq kill 10
A bomb that went off in south Baghdad killed six Iraqi soldiers on Wednesday, while another blast in the country's north left four civilians dead, officials reported.
Iraq is currently in the grip of a wave of violence not seen since 2008. The government is so far failing to curb the bloodshed, which has seen hundreds killed in car bombs and shootings this year alone.
Agence France Presse reported that a roadside bomb went off near an army patrol in the Jurf Al Sakhr area, one day after 12 policemen were wounded by mortar rounds. According to an officer and a hospital employee who spoke to the news agency, six soliders were fatally wounded in the blast.
The almost daily attacks that take place across Iraq target security forces and civilians alike.
The international community has called on Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki and his Shiite-led government to extend more efforts towards patching their relationship with the disillusioned Sunni Arab minority in Iraq, but the prime minister has taken a hard, non-negotiationable stance towards domestic policy ahead of April's general elections.