A suicide bomber killed five people in northern Iraq on Tuesday as bombs in Baghdad killed three other people, including an Iraqi general, security officials said. According to police in the Salaheddin provincial capital of Tikrit, the suicide bombing attack in the refinery and power station town of Baiji targeted a police patrol and also hurt 18 people.
In Baghdad, the general, whom police identified only by his first name Khodr, was killed by a magnetic bomb in Aden Square in the Shiite shrine district of Kadhimiya in the north of the city. A second magnetic bomb killed one person and injured two outside an army officers' club in Al-Hurriya in northwest Baghdad, police said. Elsewhere, a roadside bomb killed one person and injured four in a car in the mainly Sunni Arab southern district of Dora, police said.
On the northern outskirts of the Iraqi capital, saboteurs blew up a major oil pipeline in Rashidiyeh district, Baghdad operations command conveyed. The pipeline links an oil refinery and power station in Dora with Baiji.