Baghdad: Iraqi officials say two separate attacks against traffic policemen have left five people dead in Baghdad.
Police said gunmen in a speeding car attacked a traffic police checkpoint in the centre of the Iraqi capital early Monday, killing two policemen and two civilians.
A half-hour later, a roadside bomb targeting a traffic police patrol wounded three policemen and four passers-by in western Baghdad. As people rushed to the scene to help, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives belt, killing a civilian.
Two health officials in two hospitals confirmed the casualties.
All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to release information.