At least 28 dead in Iraq
Bombings and shootings across Iraq killed at least 28 people on Tuesday, including four students and a doctor.
Ten people were killed in a spate of shootings in the southern, predominantly Shiite city of Basra. Unidentified gunmen in police and civilian cars opened fire on the victims, who included four students shot on campus and a well-known doctor killed on her way to work, Basra police said.
In Karmah, west of Baghdad, a roadside bomb killed five Iraqi troops as their convoy passed through the town, police Lt. Ahmed Ali said, according to the AP. Gunmen stormed into the house of a Shiite family in Balad Ruz, northeast of Baghdad, killing a woman and her four grown sons, provincial police said.
Two policemen in a patrol car died by gunmen in a passing car in the western city of Falluja, police said.
In the northern city of Mosul, gunmen killed a member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, police Brig. Saed Ahmed said. Gunmen approached by car and fired at Fatah Hurki as he stood in front of his home, Ahmed said.
Unidentified gunmen attacked an electrical facility in the town of Hillah, south of Baghdad, killing a technician. Elsewhere in Hillah, gunmen raided a house of a merchant and kidnapped one of his sons, police Capt. Mothana Khalid Ali said.
In Baghdad, two people, including a policeman, were killed in a mortar attack on the downtown Ilwiyah neighborhood.
The blindfolded and bound bodies of two unidentified men were found dumped in west Baghdad early Tuesday, Lt. Maitham Abdul-Razaq said.