Iraq: Four US troops killed
The American army on Tuesday said four of its troops died by roadside bombs in northern Iraq and Baghdad. died Tuesday when an targeting their patrol went off in northern Iraq at approximately 11:40 a.m.
In a separate incident, the U.S. military conveyed a roadside bomb hit a patrol in southern Baghdad, killing one American soldier.
Elsewhere, a roadside bomb killed the head of an anti-terrorism police squad and four of his bodyguards Tuesday in a northern Iraqi town, a police official said. The morning attack in the town of Armili targeted a convoy carrying Lt. Col. Zaid Hussein Khalaf, who heads the local police force's anti-terrorism unit, said Brig. Sarhat Qader of the police in Kirkuk.
Meanwhile, in Baghdad, a Health Ministry official escaped unharmed an assassination attempt when a roadside bomb hit his convoy in the eastern part of the city. However, one ministry employee was killed in the explosion, Iraqi police and health officials said, according to the AP. Eight bystanders and four people in the convoy were also injured in the attack, which appeared directed at Dr. Ali Bustan al-Fartosi, who is in charge of eastern Baghdad's medical facilities. The doctor escaped unharmed, the officials said.
Also in Baghdad, two roadside bombs targeted two separate police patrols, wounding 10 people including four policemen, police and health officials said.