At least one civilian was killed and seven wounded in a gunbattle Monday between insurgents and the Iraqi army in northern Baghdad, hospital officials said.

The fighting in the mostly Sunni Arab neighborhood of Azamiyah began about 1 a.m., and continued into the morning. Army officials said they had suffered no casualties, and planned to raid homes to search for the gunmen.

Also in northern Baghdad, police discovered three bodies of blindfolded and handcuffed men in the mostly Shiite neighborhood of Shula.

A roadside bomb targeted an army patrol in central Baghdad, killing one civilian and wounding three other people, including a soldier, in the blast, police said.

Assailants attacked a police patrol in western Baghdad in a drive-by shooting, wounding two policemen, police said.