In two separate attacks in Baghdad on Thursday, armed men opened fire on a Shiite bakery shop in the Dora neighborhood, killing three civilians, and on a minibus carrying government cleaners to city jails where they work, killing two and wounding seven, police said.
Elsewhere, American occupation forces raided the homes of two officials from a prominent Sunni organization on Thursday, arresting bodyguards and confiscating weapons, Sunni officials said, according to the AP.
Adnan al-Dulaimi, secretary-general of the Conference for Iraq's People, was present during the early morning raid on his home in western Baghdad, the group declared. No violence was reported in this incident. The other raid reported at the Baghdad home of Harith al-Obeidi, another senior official in the organization, said Iraq's largest Sunni political party, the Iraqi Islamic Party.
Both Sunni groups condemned the action, calling it an abuse of Iraq's Sunni minority.