At least 11 dead in Iraq attacks
Armed men attacked a U.S. convoy and a government building near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, leaving at least four people dead, hospital workers said. Two Iraqi National Guard troops were also killed while trying to defuse a roadside bomb, The AP reported.
The armed fighters fired on the convoy in Al-Qahira district, just north of Mosul, sparking a battle that left at least four people dead and two injured, doctors at the Al-Jumhuri Teaching Hospital said. A rocket was also fired at the governor's building in Mosul, killing one woman and one man, as well as injuring four others, officials at the hospital said.
Two Iraqi National Guard troops were killed on Mosul's airport road while trying to diffuse a roadside bomb, police said.
Fierce clashes broke out Saturday in the area after US forces were attacked with small arms and rocket-propelled grenades, U.S. officials said. The attackers disabled a U.S. Army tank and a Stryker armored vehicle during the battle.
Meanwhile, fighters ambushed a car carrying an Iraqi general in a Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad on Sunday, killing him and two companions, police officials said. Brig. Gen. Jadaan Farhan and his companions were traveling in a white four-wheel drive vehicle through Baghdad's Kazimiyah district when the attack occurred, an Iraqi police officer said.