Roadside bomb kills 3 Iraqi soldiers in Baghdad
A roadside bomb struck an Iraqi army patrol in a western Baghdad neighborhood on Monday, killing three soldiers and wounding 15 people, a well-informed police source said, Xinhua reported.
The blast took place at the Ghazaliyah neighborhood on Monday afternoon when a makeshift bomb hit a convoy of military vehicles, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
The bomb destroyed one of the vehicles, killing three soldiers and wounding four others aboard, he said, adding that 11 civilians who were close to the scene were also wounded.
Sporadic attacks continue in Baghdad as part of recent deterioration in security which shaped a setback to the efforts of the Iraqi government to restore normalcy in the capital after more than two months of U.S. troops pullout of cities and towns.