Police: Bomb stuck to minibus kills 4 in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A bomb attached to the underside of a minibus has killed four people and injured five others south of Baghdad, an Iraqi official said Tuesday.
Maj. Muthana Khalid, spokesman of the Hilla provincial police, said that the explosives went off late on Monday as the vehicle was travelling through Haswa, 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of the Iraqi capital.
He said two policemen who were guarding the road were among the dead.
Also on Tuesday, gunmen killed two Justice Ministry employees in a drive-by shooting on the airport road in the Iraqi capital, a police official said.
A medic in a nearby hospital confirmed the death toll. Both spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to media.
Violence has ebbed in Iraq, but attacks on security forces, officials, Shiite pilgrims and others are still common as insurgents attempt to undermine the Shiite-led government.