Iraqi authorities say a minibus was struck by a roadside bomb in
eastern Baghdad Monday, killing at least two people and wounding five
Earlier, coalition forces in Iraq said they killed three
suspected terrorists and detained three suspects in operations
targeting the leadership of al-Qaida in Iraq.
In a statement,
the U.S.-led coalition said the incidents took place about 19
kilometers southwest of Kirkuk, as coalition troops searched for a man
believed to be involved in planning bomb attacks. He was arrested
along with two others.
The statement says coalition forces shot three men in self-defense.
Iraq's largest Sunni political party said it has suspended official
contacts with U.S. military and civilian personnel after an Iraqi man
was killed and five arrested in a raid in Fallujah.
statement, the Iraqi Islamic Party demanded an explanation about what
happened, along with an apology. The party also demanded assurances
that those responsible will be punished.
The party said the
targets of the raid were party members. But the U.S. military said one
man had been arrested and one had been killed in a joint U.S.-Iraqi
raid against a suspected militant in Fallujah.