Baghdad blasts kill Iraqi policeman, wound 7

BAGHDAD—Iraqi officials say insurgents have targeted police patrols across Baghdad, killing one policeman and wounding seven people.

Police and hospital officials say the policeman died when a roadside bomb struck a patrol in downtown Baghdad. Two policemen and a bystander were wounded in the blast.

The officials say another roadside bomb detonated on Monday morning in eastern Baghdad, wounding four policemen. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to the media.

Violence has significantly subsided in Iraq but suspected Sunni insurgents still target Iraq’s army and police in an attempt to weaken Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who is expected to form a new government after last week’s deal broke an eight-month political impasse.

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