Four killed in Iraq shootings
Four security personnel, including two anti-al-Qaida militiamen, have been killed in shootings in north-central Iraq.
Police officials said the first attack took place early today when gunmen in a speeding car killed two fighters and wounded four others at a security checkpoint manned by Sunni Sahwa militiamen in the city of Samarra.
Police also said they found the bodies of two police officers killed by gunshots to the head in a town near the northern city of Mosul, a day after they were kidnapped.
Medical officials confirmed the casualty figures.