Baghdad bombs target traffic police, 1killed

AP News
Posted: Oct 25, 2011 3:00 AM
Baghdad bombs target traffic police, 1killed

Iraqi police say that a roadside bomb has killed a traffic policemen in Baghdad, on the second morning in a row in which traffic patrols appear to have been targeted by insurgents.

Police officials said that one policeman died and eight others were wounded when their patrols were hit in three separate roadside bombings eastern and northeastern Baghdad on Tuesday. Two passers-by also were injured in the attacks.

Two health officials in two hospitals confirmed the casualties.

All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information.

On Monday, police and health officials said four separate attacks against traffic police in Baghdad killed two policemen and three civilians.