Iraq: At least six dead in attacks on police
Six people, two of them policemen, died and 19 were hurt in three separate attacks on police across Iraq on Sunday, security officials said. A car bomb attack against a police patrol in the northern city of Mosul killed three civilians, one of them a woman, and wounded 16 others, said Brigadier General Abdul Karim al-Juburi, police spokesman for Nineveh province.
Among the injured in the attack in Al-Dawasa neighbourhood in the centre of Mosul were four policemen, conveyed Juburi, according to AFP.
In Tikrit, a policeman died and three others were hurt when the roadside bomb they were trying to defuse went off, another police official said.
Police also came under attack in the southern city of Amara. "Two people, one of them a policeman, were killed in an attack by gunmen in the centre of Amara on Sunday morning," said Amara police official Lieutenant Haider Fadhil.
Another roadside bomb struck an American military patrol in a northeastern section of the Iraqi capital, police said. The U.S. military confirmed the attack, saying an American vehicle was damaged and that there were no reports of casualties. According to the AP, the military also said mortars or rockets were fired early Sunday at a U.S. outpost in Baghdad's Azamiyah neighborhood, and that no fatalities were reported.