The U.S. military says an attacker wearing an Iraqi army uniform shot
and killed two American soldiers in northern Iraq Saturday.
Military officials say three other U.S. soldiers were wounded in the attack at a combat outpost 20 kilometers south of Mosul.
The military says the attacker was also killed.
in northern Iraq, Iraqi police say a roadside bomb blast killed three
workers and wounded two others near Kirkuk. A police official, Brigadier General Sarhad Qadir, says the explosion struck the workers'
vehicle Saturday as it was traveling south of Kirkuk.
police say a would-be suicide bomber arrested Friday at the gate of a
Shi'ite mosque in Kirkuk has been identified as a Syrian linked to
al-Qaida in Iraq.
Kirkuk's police chief, Major General Torhan Yussef, says Ammar Afif Hamada confessed to his
participation in al-Qaida operations in Iraq.
Hamada, who was wearing an explosives belt, as he tried to enter the
mosque. Reports say he began shooting before being wrestled to the
The oil-rich Kirkuk region is at the center of a power
struggle between ethnic and religious groups including Kurds, Arabs,
Turks and Christians.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.