Iraqi gunmen have freed four Jordanian hostages during a raid on their captors' hideout.
Members of a local tribe launched the raid in Fallujah after learning the hostages were being held on the edge of the city.
Also Wednesday, a militant group liked to Jordanian-born terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi freed two Turkish truckers after Turkey's main trucking association said it was stopping operations in Iraq.
And in Najaf, Shi'ite militiamen kidnapped six Iraqi policemen.
Meanwhile, at least 12 Iraqis were killed and dozens wounded in fighting between police and insurgents in the northern city of Mosul. Police closed bridges and imposed a curfew in an effort to calm the fighting. Before the firefight, a roadside bomb blast killed two people.
Information for this report is provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.