Officials say gunmen using silenced weapons have killed three Iraqi soldiers in central Baghdad.
Two police officers say the gunmen attacked an army patrol on Saturday afternoon, opening fire from speeding cars in the Bab al-Muadham area. They say four people, including one soldier, were wounded in the attack.
A medic at the nearby Medical City hospital confirmed the casualties.
All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.
Attacks on Iraqi forces have stepped up in recent months as the U.S. military prepares to withdraw from the country.