Militants kill at least 9 troops in eastern Iraq
Officials in Iraq say militants have attacked an army patrol in the country's east, killing at least nine troops.


A police officer says two bombs targeted a four-vehicle patrol Saturday in the town of al-Saadiyah, 140 kilometers (90 miles) northeast of Baghdad. He says militants opened fire on the troops after the bombing. The police officer says four military officers and five soldiers were killed, while four soldiers were wounded. (AP)