At least 12 Iraqis killed
A roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi army convoy in southwest Baghdad on Monday killed two civilians. Four people were wounded, said police Lt. Hussein Alwan.
Elsewhere, gunmen late on Sunday killed a policeman and his wife in a drive-by shooting in a village some 95kms south of Baghdad, while an army commander on Monday survived an assassination attempt in the capital, security authorities have said, according to news agencies. Eight gunmen attacked his convoy at an intersection in Saydiya, southern Baghdad, an Interior Ministry spokesman said.
Soldiers returned fire against the gunmen, who had got out of two cars before attacking the convoy. Four gunmen were killed and the rest fled on foot, the spokesman said.
According to Reuters, three Iraqis working for Kuwaiti television have been killed south of Baghdad, the Iraqi military said on Monday. The three men -- two journalists and a driver -- were on their way back to Baghdad from the Shi'ite holy city of Kerbala when they were ambushed near the towns of Mahmudiya and Latafiya.