Suicide bomber hits police in western Iraq
(dpa) - A suicide bomber driving a car bomb struck a police checkpoint Tuesday in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi, while violence elsewhere in Iraq left two US soldiers dead and a three- member television crew injured, security and military sources said.
The suicide bomber targeted a police checkpoint in the district of Sufiya, east of Ramadi, killing and injuring several policemen, a local security official told the Voices of Iraq news agency.
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, did not give the number of casualties.
Ramadi, 100 kilometres west of Baghdad, is the capital of the relatively peaceful province of Anbar, which was once the hotbed of Sunni insurgency and a central stage for operations of the al-Qaeda in Iraq group.
The US military said two of its soldiers were killed Monday by an improvised explosive device in the northern Salahaddin province.
Two other soldiers, two members of the local tribal police and an interpreter were also wounded in the attack.
In Baghdad, a crew from the Biladi television channel were attacked by gunmen in the eastern Zayouna district, according to a statement by the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory group.
A reporter, a cameraman and their driver were injured when gunmen opened fire on them. The cameraman, Hamid Hisham, was seriously injured and was to undergo emergency surgery, the group said.