Gunmen in Iraq have killed at least 11 people in 24 hours of attacks on American and European civilians, and Iraqis working with the US led coalition.
Three of the attacks were in the northern city of Mosul. Officials there say at least two Iraqi policemen were killed today and two others wounded by gunmen firing at a police vehicle from another car.
Earlier, gunmen in Mosul shot at a car carrying a woman who worked as a translator for the US military. One person was killed, but there were conflicting reports about whether it was the translator or one of her relatives.
On Monday, a similar drive-by attack in Mosul killed four American civilians working with a Christian relief organization. Another US citizen was wounded in that attack.
In central Iraq, police and military officials in Hilla (about 100 kilometers south of Baghdad) say two Europeans and two Iraqis were killed in another shooting. The two Europeans were identified as a German and Dutch citizen, and both were engineers working on a water-supply project in the region.
In another development, the top US military commander in Iraq says coalition forces will not suffer significant problems if the incoming Spanish government proceeds with plans to withdraw Spain's 13-hundred troops from Iraq.
Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez told reporters today in Tikrit that the 150-thousand strong coalition will be able to readjust quickly to make up for the loss of the Spanish troops operating south of Baghdad.