Car bomb hits Iraqi army convoy, killing five

A parked car bomb struck an Iraqi army convoy on Monday, killing five people and wounding nine, police said. The explosion occurred at 10 a.m. on Mustansiriyah Square in eastern Baghdad, Lt. Ahmed Muhammad Ali said. He said three soldiers and two civilians were killed and nine passers-by were wounded. Gunmen also gunned down an electrical worker identified as Saadoun Abdul-Hussein Radi, a former member of Saddam Hussein's Baath Party, in downtown Amarah, 290 kilometers (180 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Capt. Raad Mussa said.