Iraqi police general survives attack on his convoy

The head of emergency police in the Iraqi capital, Maj. Gen. Ali al-Yassiri, survived an attack on his convoy in a commercial area of the Karradah neighborhood, a police official said on condition of anonymity Friday. One civilian died and six others were hurt, including three of al-Yassiri's bodyguards, the official said. Hours earlier, a roadside bomb exploded in eastern Baghdad, injuring one civilian, police said. Also Saturday, police said a former Baath party member was killed by gunmen south of Hillah, about 95 kilometers south of Baghdad. In Basra, Iraq's second-largest city about 550 kilometers southeast of Baghdad, a roadside bomb targeted a convoy, wounding one British soldier, said Maj. Charlie Burbridge, a British military spokesman.