A roadside bomb went off as a U.S. convoy passed in Baghdad and gunmen tried to storm the main police station in Samarra on Wednesday. The bomb injured two US troops. Another six civilians were wounded, Iraqi hospital officials said, according to the AP.
In Samarra, some 100 kms north of Baghdad, police returned fire before the attackers fled, Maj. Sadoun Ahmed said. One policeman and a child caught in the crossfire died in the clash.
Hospital officials also said three Iraqis were killed and one wounded in clashes around the U.S. base in Ramadi, some 110 kms west of Baghdad.