The U.S. military in Iraq says coalition forces have killed two
suspected militants and detained at least 10 others in operations
across central and northern Iraq.
A military statement says
troops killed the two Friday during a raid targeting what it called
al-Qaida in Iraq terrorist facilitators. It says the two were
suspected of having ties to senior al-Qaida in Iraq leaders who bring
foreign terrorists into the country.
In another operation south
of Kirkuk, the military says its forces detained four suspected
militants, including one believed to have been involved in car
bombings, kidnappings and attacks against coalition troops.
It says coalition forces seized several other suspects in raids throughout the northern city of Mosul Friday.
violence late Thursday, Iraqi officials say a car bomb exploded near a
hospital in the capital, Baghdad, killing four people and wounding 10
Officials say the bomb went off next to the morgue of
Yarmouk hospital in western Baghdad. Car bomb attacks have become less
frequent in the Iraqi capital since the launch of security operations
by Iraqi and coalition forces last year.