Two Iraqi troops died and 10 people including students were injured in a bomb blast near the University of Baghdad on Thursday, a security official said. According to AFP, he said the bomb targeted a military patrol in the southern district of Jadriya, killing two soldiers and injuring another two. Eight university students were also hurt.
Meanwhile, Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed al-Sabah flew in to the Iraqi capital on Thursday on the highest-level Kuwaiti visit since Saddam Hussein invaded the emirate in 1990. Sheikh Mohammed went into a meeting with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, an Iraqi foreign ministry official told AFP.
Also on Thursday, Britain's Foreign Secretary David Miliband flew in to Iraq on a previously unannounced visit ahead of a planned July pullout of British troops, a British embassy official said. Miliband was also to meet Prime Minister al-Maliki, Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and Iraq's two vice presidents as President Jalal Talabani is abroad.
Miliband, who last visited in April 2008, was to meet British troops in the southern province of Basra and also the newly-elected provincial council members on Friday, the embassy official said.