Insurgents in Iraq attacked security and political personnel Tuesday while U.S. forces rounded up dozens of suspected militants to enhance security for the January 30th vote.
Authorities say a U.S. soldier was killed by an improvised explosive device in Baghdad. Earlier, a suicide bomber killed two people in an attack on the Baghdad office of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, a leading Shi'ite political party. And near Baqubah, insurgents killed an Iraqi police officer in a mortar attack.
Meanwhile, U.S. forces have arrested more than 100 suspected insurgents in raids across Iraq over the past several days. In another step to improve security for the vote, Iraq announced it will close its borders and ban non-governmental vehicles from the roads.