Two dead in Baghdad blast as British DM arrives for talks
A roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi police patrol killed two people and injured 10 Sunday in southeastern Baghdad, authorities said. Police and medical officials conveyed the blast happened in the Iraqi capital's Shiite-dominated Zafaraniya neighborhood.
The two people killed were civilians, while three policemen were among the wounded, they said, according to the AP. All the wounded were brought to the nearby al-Zafaraniya hospital.
A second roadside bomb in the same neighborhood blew up shortly after the first, wounding three policemen traveling in a car and four civilians in a nearby automobile, police and hospital officials said.
Meanwhile, Britain's new Defence Secretary John Hutton made his first visit to Iraq on Sunday and met Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Baghdad. Hutton, the former business secretary, took over the defence portfolio in Prime Minister Gordon Brown's cabinet reshuffle on Oct. 3.