Iraqi police say a car bomb detonated by remote control has killed five people and injured 10 south of Baghdad.

Officials say the vehicle blew up on the roadside as an Iraqi police patrol passed by near the town of Haswa.

Meanwhile, a bodyguard of Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Chalabi was killed and three others wounded when gunmen ambushed their convoy south of Baghdad. Iraqi police say Mr. Chalabi was not in the convoy.

Elsewhere, the U.S. military says four U.S. soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in southwest Baghdad late Saturday. And the military reports killing 11 insurgents during a battle near the northwestern town of Haditha.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters and AP.