US military in Iraq says 2 security contractors killed in car bomb

Two private security contractors have died in a car bombing in the northern city of Mosul, the US military in Iraq said in a statement Monday. The military said eight Iraqis were injured in the blast, which occurred Sunday when an assailant drove into the middle of a convoy and detonated explosives. The statement did not identify the nationalities of the contractors, who were working as bodyguards for the Kurdish Democratic Party of Massoud Barzani, leader of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region.