Elsewhere, several mortar rounds hit a regional office of the U.S. Embassy in the town of Hilla. Local police in Hilla, some 95 kilometers south of Baghdad, said the attack started a fire in part of the compound. There were no reports of injuries.
The Polish news agency PAP reported today that one Polish soldier and one Slovak soldier were killed when their military vehicle hit a roadside bomb near the town of Al Kut overnight.
PAP reported another Polish soldier and one Armenian soldier were injured in the explosion.
(Reuters, AP, dpa)