Iraq officials say car bomb in Baghdad, attacks on security forces in north leave 9 dead

Iraqi officials say a car bomb in Baghdad and attacks on security forces in the north of the country have killed at least 9 people.

Police say the blast went off Tuesday evening in front of a restaurant in the mainly Shiite neighborhood of Zafaraniyah, killing three and wounding 10.

Authorities say a military convoy was ambushed by gunmen after an explosion 120 kilometers (75 miles) south of the city of Mosul, with three soldiers dead and three others wounded.

They say a policeman was shot dead in the restive city, and a police patrol was hit by a bomb 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of the city, leaving two dead and three wounded.

Hospital officials confirmed the casualties. Officials spoke anonymously as they aren't authorized to release the information.