Iraqi officials say a suicide car bomber has struck an army recruitment center in Baghdad, killing at least four people and wounding more than 30 others. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents claimed responsibility.
West of the capital, authorities say insurgents opened fire Tuesday on Iraqi soldiers in the town of Khalidiyah, killing four troops and wounding several others.
Separately, gunmen shot and killed a Baghdad university professor and his son in Baghdad, as the academic drove to work.
Meanwhile, the Iraqi parliament adjourned today for about an hour, to protest the alleged mistreatment of a lawmaker at a U.S. checkpoint in Baghdad. The U.S. military said it is investigating the incident.
Iraqi politicians continue talks on forming a new government. Some lawmakers say they expect a government to be announced by the end of the week.
Some infromation for this report provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.