BAGHDAD — U.S. troops have arrested six suspects in the Jan. 4 assassination of Baghdad's governor, Ali Haidari, the military said Wednesday.
Acting on a tip from residents, soldiers seized the suspected insurgents Tuesday at a house in western Baghdad, U.S. officials said.
A group led by Jordanian-born militant Abu Musab Zarqawi claimed responsibility for the slaying of Haidari. Zarqawi has been linked to the Al Qaeda terrorist network and is believed to be behind some of the bloodiest attacks since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
In the latest attack, insurgents killed two Iraqi national guardsmen with a roadside bomb Wednesday in the northern city of Mosul.