The U.S. military says its warplanes successfully bombed the southeastern part of Fallujah today (Wednesday), hitting several munitions sites.
In Baghdad, insurgents killed a senior oil ministry official and attacked an airport checkpoint, causing some civilian casualties. And an American soldier was killed and another wounded in a bomb attack south of Baghdad.
Meanwhile, Iraqi police are investigating the identities of three, apparently Iraqi, bodies found in the Tigris River. Earlier today, al-Jazeera television aired part of a video in which militants said they beheaded three Iraqi National Guardsmen they accused of spying for U.S. forces. It was not immediately clear if the the two incidents are related.