Two separate car bombings Tuesday in Iraq have killed at least eight people and wounded more than a dozen others.
The first attack, in Baghdad, killed six people and injured several others outside the Ministry of Education.
The second blast targeted an Iraqi National Guard patrol in the northern city of Mosul. Two guardsmen were killed and several wounded.
Also in the north, in the oil hub of Kirkuk, saboteurs blew up at least one oil pipeline, halting pumping while firefighters battled the blaze. The northern pipelines export oil through Turkey.
And there has been no news on the fate of four people, including an American, who were kidnapped by armed militants Monday in Baghdad. Two Iraqi guards abducted with them were freed overnight.
Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters