Baghdad bombs target traffic police, 1killed

By SAMEER N. YACOUB | October 25, 2011 | 3:15 PM EDT

Relatives and friends of Iraqi traffic policeman Ali Hameed grieve during his funeral procession in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. Police said gunmen in a speeding car attacked a traffic police checkpoint in the center of the Iraqi capital early Monday, killing two policemen and two civilians. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi police say that a roadside bomb has killed a traffic policemen in Baghdad, on the second morning in a row in which traffic patrols appear to have been targeted by insurgents.

Police officials said that one policeman died and eight others were wounded when their patrols were hit in three separate roadside bombings eastern and northeastern Baghdad on Tuesday. Two passers-by also were injured in the attacks.

Two health officials in two hospitals confirmed the casualties.

All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information.

On Monday, police and health officials said four separate attacks against traffic police in Baghdad killed two policemen and three civilians.