Three killed in Iraqi shooting, oil tanker explosion
An Iraqi senior military officer was killed by gunmen Saturday in western Baghdad as he was leaving his house, officials said, dpa reported.
The identity of the officer was not immediately made known. The suspects fled the scene.
Meanwhile, an oil tanker exploded near a military checkpoint outside Fallujah, killing two and injuring two others. The cause was believed to have been an electrical failure.
Officials also said rockets aimed at a United States military base in eastern Iraq near Kut were discovered late Friday. The base had been attacked by missiles earlier in the week.