BAGHDAD (AP) - The U.S. military says a suicide bomber has
wounded eight U.S. soldiers visiting the mayor of violence-wracked
Iraqi security officials say the bomber was wearing a police
uniform and also injured at least nine civilians in Monday's
attack. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they
were not authorized to speak to the media.
The attack came as soldiers held talks with the mayor in central
Baqouba, the capital of Diyala province north of Baghdad. The area
remains one of the centers for the Sunni insurgency despite an
overall drop in violence around the country.
It was not immediately clear whether the attacker was a member
of Iraqi security forces or was disguised as a police officer.