Iraq: 9 dead in attacks on eatery, security forces
By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press October 8, 2013 1:54PM
Women walk past the aftermath of a car bomb attack in the mainly Shiite neighborhood of Zafaraniyah in southeastern Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. Deadly attacks in Iraq killed tens of people on Monday. The attacks are the latest in a relentless wave of killing that has made for Iraq's deadliest outburst of violence since 2008. (AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban)
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a car bomb in Baghdad and attacks on security forces in the north of the country have killed at least 9 people.
Police say the blast went off Tuesday evening in front of a restaurant in the mainly Shiite neighborhood of Zafaraniyah, killing three and wounding 10.
Authorities say a military convoy was ambushed by gunmen after an explosion 75 miles south of the city of Mosul, with three soldiers dead and three others wounded.
They say a policeman was shot dead in the restive city, and a police patrol was hit by a bomb 30 miles south of the city, leaving two dead and three wounded.
Hospital officials confirmed the casualties. Officials spoke anonymously as they aren’t authorized to release the information.