At least three people have been killed in a car bomb attack in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, as U.S. and Iraqi troops continue an offensive against insurgents in the west of the country.
|A U.S. soldier removes a hat and cardboard box from a damaged SUV, after a roadside bomb detonated next to an American military convoy guarded by two Humvees in eastern Baghdad|
The latest violence came as more than one thousand U.S. and Iraqi troops continued their search for insurgents loyal to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in the western city of Haditha, in al-Anbar province. U.S. officials say 10 suspected insurgents have been killed and two U.S. Marines wounded in Operation New Market.
The operation is the second major offensive in al-Anbar province this month.
Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.