BAGHDAD, Iraq — Insurgents killed 12 Iraqi army recruits and critically wounded two others in an ambush on their bus southwest of the northern city of Kirkuk, an Iraqi army spokesman said.
The insurgents stopped the bus, made the recruits disembark and then shot them one by one Wednesday in the village of Zab, said Maj. Gen. Anwar Mohammed Amin.
Amin said that most of the recruits were under 25 and that they were unarmed and headed for home.
Zab is about 45 miles (70 kilometers) southwest of Kirkuk.
Meanwhile, gunmen attacked a vehicle Thursday in Baquba, killing four Iraqis and wounding two others.
All six were employees of Halliburton Co. subsidiary Kellogg Brown & Root, an American contractor in Iraq, the U.S. military said.
Baquba is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Baghdad.
Also Thursday, a member of the New Baghdad city council was gunned down in front of his house, Baghdad police said.