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10 die in attacks on Iraqi security forces

By Mohammed Tawfeeq, CNN
  • NEW: "Sticky" bomb detonates car of senior traffic policeman, killing him
  • Two soldiers die when a bomb attached to a military bus explodes
  • A car bomb kills five in Hilla
  • Gunmen kill two police officers in a Baghdad neighborhood
  • Iraq
  • Terrorism

(CNN) -- A string of attacks targeting Iraq security forces killed at least 10 people, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday.

A sticky bomb attached to a senior traffic police official's car detonated Wednesday night while he was driving in the al-Ameen neighborhood of southeastern Baghdad, killing him, said an official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Two Iraqi soldiers died and 10 others were wounded when a bomb attached to a military bus exploded inside a base in al-Habaniya, about 90 kilometers (56 miles) west of Baghdad in Anbar province.

South of Baghdad, five people died and 41 others were wounded when a car bomb exploded outside a restaurant in Hilla, which is frequented by Iraqi security forces.

The blast damaged the restaurant and other nearby buildings.

In Baghdad's al-Qahira neighborhood, gunmen opened fire at a police checkpoint, killing two officers and wounding a bystander.

In addition to the attacks, a raid on a house by a military counterterrorism unit left a man dead in al-Habaniya. Three of his family members were wounded during the raid.