Iraqi officials say a suicide blast has killed one policeman and
wounded at least nine other people in the northern city of Kirkuk.
Officials say Saturday's attack targeted police recruits.
the U.S. military says coalition forces detained 18 suspects over the
past two days in operations targeting al-Qaida forces in central and
A military statement says one of the men,
captured early today, is believed to be a leader in al-Qaida's Baghdad
network and to have facilitated roadside bombings in the city.
Friday, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq said American troops
there will be making changes to the way they carry out their mission,
now that the two countries have a new security pact.
Odierno said U.S. forces will still be able to defend themselves - and
would continue to focus on combating al-Qaida and other extremist
groups. But he said the U.S. will have to coordinate and carry out all
future operations with Iraqi security forces.