Suicide bomber kills five as 16 die in Iraq unrest

A suicide bomber killed five people in northern Iraq as bombs in Baghdad and other attacks raised the overall toll to 16 dead, including an Iraqi general, security officials told AFP.

The suicide attack in the refinery and power station town of Baiji targeted a police patrol and also wounded 18 people, police in the Salaheddin provincial capital of Tikrit said.
In Baghdad, the general, whom police identified only by his first name Khodr, was blown up by a magnetic bomb in Aden Square in the Shiite shrine district of Kadhimiyah in the north of the city.A second magnetic bomb killed one person and wounded two outside an army officers' club in Al-Hurriya in northwest Baghdad, police said. There was no immediate word on whether the casualties were soldiers or civilians.