A series of attacks across the Iraqi capital left seven people dead and nine wounded Tuesday, while another attack killed a local leader and wounded his guard in Fallujah.
Police say four young men, all family members, were found shot dead in Baghdad's eastern district of Sadr City, considered a stronghold of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, the leader of the country's influential Ahrar party. His political bloc recently joined with former rival and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, forging a tenuous political alliance in spite of persistent violence throughout the capital.
A juvenile detention center worker was also shot dead by gunmen in Baghdad's southeastern al-Ameen neighborhood, police said. And roadside bombs in two different Baghdad neighborhoods left at least one other person dead and wounded eight others.FULL STORY