MOSUL, Iraq: A bomb exploded near an ambulance taking a pregnant woman to hospital in Iraq Monday, wounding her and killing two people, police and a doctor said.
The blast near the northern city of Mosul also wounded the ambulance driver and killed a medic and a relative traveling with the pregnant woman, who was in labor at the time of the blast, the sources said.
The child, a boy, was delivered by Caesarian section and was in good health, a medical source said.
Nineveh province, of which Mosul is the capital, is one of the most dangerous areas of Iraq, with militants carrying out near-daily attacks.
Militants have a major presence in Mosul and are said to extort money from shop owners in the city.
Gunmen also killed a tribal sheikh and another man in Mosul Monday, and a farmer near Baiji to its south.
In Baghdad, a bomb targeting Sunni mourners killed at least seven people, officials said, the third attack on a funeral in the Iraqi capital in as many days.
The blast in the Adhamiyah area of north Baghdad also wounded at least 20 people, the sources said.
Also Monday, gunmen broke into the home of a Shiite family in a Sunni-dominated area just south of the capital and killed family members, officials said.
Two police officers say the militants attacked the house in the town of Youssifiyah early Monday morning, killing the parents and their 16-year-old son. Two other children, aged 12 and 14 years, were wounded.