At least six people, including a U.S. soldier, have died in roadside bombs and shootings Saturday in Iraq.
In a town 80 kilometers south of Baghdad, gunmen abducted a policeman and his brother and shot them. Also south of Baghdad, insurgents attacked an Iraqi army convoy, killing two soldiers.
In western Baghdad, a roadside bomb killed an Iraqi policeman and wounded two others.
The U.S. military said an American soldier died when a roadside bomb hit his convoy southwest of Baghdad.
The bodies of at least six men, apparently killed execution-style, were found in the capital.
The violence comes as Iraqi leaders continue their efforts to form a new cabinet. Washington says a national unity government will help stem the violence.
This month, about 70 U.S. soldiers have died in Iraq, making it the deadliest month for US troops this year.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.