Residents observe the scene of an overnight airstrike in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, April 17, 2008. U.S. helicopters struck a residential complex in Habibiyah, a Shiite dominated area on the edge of the militia stronghold of Sadr City, killing two civilians and wounding 6 others, police said. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
Baghdad (AP) More than 20 people have been killed in a series of bomb attacks today in Iraq.
Fourteen died when a minibus used by the trade ministry was blown up in Baghdad. A female suicide bomber killed seven near the heavily guarded green zone in the capital. Both attacks happened during the morning rush hour.
Two civilians died when a roadside bomb targeted a police patrol in Baghdad.
A police officer died in Baqouba when a roadside bomb exploded near his car.
Iraqi lawmakers are preparing for a Wednesday vote on a security pact with the United States that would enable American forces to stay in Iraq for up to three more years under strict Iraqi oversight.