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Iraqi Gunman Kill Eight Refinery Workers

(RFE/RL) March 30, 2006 -- Iraqi police today said gunmen ambushed and killed at least eight workers from Iraq's main oil refinery in the northern city of Baiji.

In Baghdad, gunmen in speeding cars killed a police officer as he was leaving his house, while drive-by shooters killed a lawyer in the southern city of Al-Basrah.

A suicide car bomber rammed a police convoy in west Baghdad, killing one police commando and wounding three.

A dozen Iraqis were wounded in bombings and other attacks in the capital.

The U.S. military reported two deaths today.

Meanwhile, talks to form a new government remained stalled, as Iraqi politicians canceled their multiparty meetings on March 29.

(Reuters, AP, AFP)

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