Iraqi officials say a senior Interior Ministry official has been gunned down in Baghdad.
Mussab al-Awadi, who dealt with tribal affairs, was shot dead today (Monday) along with two bodyguards as he left his home in the capital.
Earlier, U.S. military officials in the northern city of Mosul said a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle at the entrance to an American base, killing an Iraqi woman and child, as well as an Iraqi guard. At least three American soldiers and two Iraqi security personnel were wounded by the blast.
In southern Iraq, insurgents opened fire on a car carrying women to work at the British-operated airport in Basra, killing two women and wounding two others.
Information for this report is provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.