Iraq: Gunmen clash with Iraqi police, leaving 5 dead, 15 injured

Iraqi security forces clashed with a breakaway faction of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army again on Saturday, leaving five dead and 15 injured in the latest violence to sweep the country, police said. The fighting between the gunmen and police in Kut, about 160 kilometers southeast of Baghdad, has lasted for several days.