- Associated Press - Thursday, July 29, 2010

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi police and army officials on Wednesday said seven members of the country’s security forces have been killed in what apparently were coordinated attacks in Baghdad’s Sunni district of Azamiyah.

The officials said the first attack occurred when militants opened fire at a checkpoint, killing three Iraqi soldiers.

Minutes later, four troops died when suspected insurgents detonated three roadside bombs near several police and army patrols, the officials said.

All spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the media.

They said 15 people also were wounded in Thursday’s attacks.