Five killed in Iraq attacks
Four soldiers and one policeman were killed in separate attacks in Iraq on Saturday, according to witnesses and security sources, DPA reported.
Three soldiers and one policeman were killed when gunmen attacked their checkpoint in Kabisa city, located some 170 kilometres west of Baghdad.
Gunmen escaped the scene after the attack, which also left two policemen injured, sources said.
In the capital, one soldier was killed and two were injured when two consecutive bombs exploded, witnesses said.
The blast took place close to al-Mustansiriya University in east Baghdad's Palestine Street, targeting an Iraqi Army patrol.