|U.S. troops secure area after carbomb attack targeting a U.S. military convoy in area east of Baghdad, Friday|
No group has claimed responsibility for the abduction of the 62-year-old charge d'affaires, Alie Belaroussi outside a Baghdad restaurant. The diplomat did not have a security detail.
In other developments, gunmen killed two policemen as they directed traffic in eastern Baghdad. Assailants also fired on a car carrying a newly married couple, killing the bride and wounding her husband.
The U.S. military said Friday that a roadside bomb blast west of Baghdad killed a U.S. Marine on Thursday.
Some information provided by afp, ap, and Reuters.