Baghdad: Roadside bomb kills two, wounds three

A roadside bomb struck a police patrol Saturday in a predominantly Shi'ite area in Baghdad, killing two policemen and wounding three others. The explosion occurred at 8 a.m. as the patrol was passing the al-Sadiq University for Islamic Studies in northern Baghdad, police Lt. Thaer Mahmoud said, adding that two policemen were killed and three were wounded. Elsewhere, gunmen opened fire on a police patrol in Diwaniyah, 130 kilometers south of Baghdad, wounding two policemen, police Maj. Ali al-Jubouri said.