Two bombs killed at least three people and wounded 12 in attacks on an Iraqi army patrol and a police convoy in northern Iraq on Friday, defence and interior ministry officials said. Two of the dead were Iraqi soldiers hit by a car bomb near Mosul, the northern city described by the US military as the "last urban bastion" of Al-Qaeda in Iraq. Eight more soldiers were wounded in the blast. In the other attack, one man died when a home-made mine targeting a police convoy exploded near the northern oil city of Kirkuk.