Four including priest killed in Iraq, 15 wounded
(dpa) - A a priest and three civilians were killed and 15 others wounded in separate incidents in Iraq, media reports said Saturday.
Security sources told the Voices of Iraq (VOI) news agency that three civilians were killed and another 15 injured when a bomb targeted a bus containing 21 passengers in Baghdad.
In another incident, militants killed a Christian priest Youssef Adel in a church in Baghdad's Karada district, al-Arabiya news channel said.
In March, the Archbishop of Mosul Paulos Faraj Rahho was reported killed by gunmen who abducted him on February 29.
In another development, the US military said Saturday it killed on Friday two suspected terrorists and confiscated their weapons in the city of Samarra.
Separately, Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki allowed ambulances and vehicles to move within the Shiite Baghdad neighbourhoods of Shula and Sadr City Friday, General Qassim Atta, spokesman for Baghdad operations, told VOI.
Al-Maliki had imposed a curfew in the two neighbourhoods since the early hours of Monday.
Atta said doctors were also allowed to freely move in the districts, after showing their medical identification cards.
He added that other governmental services were now permitted to enter the districts, including electricity maintenance and garbage collection.
The move was aimed at preventing militants and criminal gangs from committing acts of violence in the neighbourhoods, Atta said.