A car bomb near the Baghdad home of Iraqi Finance Minister Adil Abdel-Mahdi has killed one of his guards. There is no immediate word on the fate of the minister.
The bombing occurred Sunday, a short while after Iraq's interim government declared a state of emergency across most of the country. Details of the 60-day decree have not been announced.
Meanwhile, authorities in western Iraq say scores of insurgents struck police stations in two towns Haditha and Haqlaniya, killing at least 21 policemen. Witnesses say the victims were killed execution-style.
More than 30 police and civilians were killed in Samarra Saturday.
And in rebel-held Fallujah, residents say heavy fighting erupted early today on the edge of the city. The fighting followed a night of heavy airstrikes and artillery shelling by U.S. forces who are massed outside the city and awaiting orders to attack.
Information for this report is provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.