Iraqi police say at least six people were wounded today (Wednesday) in a series of mortar attacks in central Baghdad.
Shells exploded near Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's residence and the headquarters of his political party. Mortar rounds also fell in the heavily fortified so-called green zone, where the U.S. and British embassies are located.
U.S. troops and Iraqi security forces also batlled insurgents in a Baghdad neighborhood along the Tigris river.
The U.S. military has yet to comment on the attacks.
Earlier, the military said four Marines were killed in action Tuesday in the western part of the country. A statement said they were conducting security and stability operations in Al Anbar province, where three marines were killed Monday. Information for this story is provided by Reuters, AFP