US: Iraq insurgent attacks down 60 percent from last year

Insurgent attacks have dropped more than 60 percent across Iraq since a crackdown on insurgents began a year ago, a US military spokesman said Sunday, although he cautioned that troops still could not stop all attacks. Underscoring that point, a female suicide bomber struck a predominantly Shi'ite area of central Baghdad on Sunday morning. Two doctors and a police officer said four people were killed and 12 wounded. The US military, however, said the only death in the explosion had been the bomber, although two Iraqi Army soldiers were wounded.