BAGHDAD, Mar 7 (AP): At least seven people were reported killed and 11 injured Tuesday in scattered bombings, mortar and gun fire in Iraq's beleaguered capital, police said.
A roadside bomb targeting a U.S. patrol in Baghdad's western Khadhra neighborhood killed one civilian bystander and injured another, police Lt. Maitham Abdul-Razzaq said. There were no reports of American casualties.
A car bomb missed another U.S. patrol in the mostly Shiite Zafaraniyah neighborhood in southeastern Baghdad, wounding at least four civilian bystanders, police Lt. Ahmad Adab said at the scene.
Unidentified assailants attacked the Sunni al-Imam al-Adham mosque in the western Ghazaliyah neighborhood with guns and grenades, killing a guard and torching two rooms, police Capt.
Qassim Hussein said. When police responded, gunmen ambushed them.
Five policemen were wounded in the exchange, Hussein said.
In the same neighborhood, a mortar shell injured a worshipper as he emerged from a Shiite mosque after dawn prayers - one of several rounds that slammed into the city Tuesday morning.
Gunmen shot and killed a Baghdad International Airport employee as he drove through the southern Saydiyah neigbhorhood, police Lt. Maitham Abdul-Razzaq said. The motive for the attack was not
Police found four more shot up bodies - two of them with their eyes gouged out - dumped in parts of the city.