5 May 2007: Events in Iraq and in the Middle East
14:02 Baghdad. An audio tape recorded by Abu Ayyub Al Masri labels Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi a criminal.
12:24 Hilla. Carbomb south of Baghdad kills 4 and wounds 20.
12:00 Baquba. 12 men found blindfolded and slain.
11:44 Abu Ghraib. Suicide car bomber rams police barracks in the al-Karkh quarter of west Baghdad. 15 killed, 22 wounded.