Six killed in latest Iraqi violence
Iraq: At least six people have been killed and several others wounded
in separate bombing incidents and sporadic gun battles across Iraq.
Iraqi police officials said on Wednesday that a roadside bomb
targeting an army patrol killed one soldier in the northern city of
Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of the capital Baghdad.
Clashes between Iraqi security forces and armed men in western Mosul
also left four gunmen killed and two others wounded.
In a separate incident on Wednesday, Iraq's interior ministry sources
said a sticky bomb attached to a car killed the driver in the Bayaa
district of southwestern Baghdad, Reuters reported.
Meanwhile, five passengers were injured after a roadside bomb went
off near a small bus on the southern outskirts of Baghdad.
Bombings and other forms of violence have become a near daily
occurrence in Iraq in recent months as the US government has made no
secret of its strong desire to extend its military presence in the
war-torn country past the December 2011 withdrawal date.