Officials: 2 attacks kill 7 people in Iraq

— Authorities in Iraq say two separate attacks against the country’s security forces have killed seven soldiers and police officers.

Police officials say gunmen attacked a joint security checkpoint near Muqdadiyah town, killing five soldiers and wounding four.

Muqdadiyah is 90 kilometers (60 miles) north of Baghdad.

Also, police and hospital officials say local al-Qaida militants attacked a police station near Fallujah, west of Baghdad, killing two police officers. They say the gunmen used explosives to destroy the station after other officers fled.[More]