Baghdad bombs kill 2; US operations against al-Qaida net 18 suspects

A pair of synchronized roadside bombings targeting an Iraqi patrol killed two civilians in Baghdad on Saturday, police said. In northern and central Iraq, meanwhile, US forces targeting al-Qaida detained 18 suspects and killed four, the military said. The US military also announced the death of an American soldier, shot to death in an attack Friday in northern Ninevah province.