Iraqi police say gunmen have assassinated an Iraqi judge as he was heading to work in eastern Baghdad.
Police say the judge identified as Qais Hashim Shameri was killed along with another person in a roadside ambush Tuesday.
Separately, at least two policemen were killed in clashes with gunmen in the Iraqi capital.
Insurgents in Iraq have been on a violent campaign to disrupt the country's upcoming January 30th national election.
Monday, Iraqi authorities announced the arrest of a senior aide to Iraq's most wanted man Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. The aide was linked to dozens of suicide attacks in Baghdad that killed hundreds of people.
Meanwhile, the U.S. military says one American soldier died late Monday after being seriously wounded in a roadside bomb blast in Baghdad.
Information for this report is provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.