Officials in Iraq say at least 10 Iraqis have been killed and several others wounded in separate insurgent attacks across the country.
Security officials say gunmen ambushed a police patrol Saturday, in the Baghdad area, killing two officers and wounding at least two others. Another policeman was killed in a separate attack north of Baghdad.
At least seven civilians were killed in other attacks elsewhere.
Separately, the U.S. military says one American Marine was killed in combat Saturday in western al-Anbar province. And at least six coalition soldiers were hurt in other attacks in northern Iraq.
Meanwhile, there are reports of fighting between U.S. forces and insurgents in the flashpoint city of Fallujah, where U.S. and Iraqi forces launched a full-scale offensive last month to dislodge guerrilla fighters.
Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.