Agence France-PresseApril 15, 2014 14:36
A senior army officer died when his helicopter crashed due to a malfunction, the defence ministry said, as violence in Iraq killed seven people on Tuesday.
Iraq is suffering a protracted surge in violence that has claimed more than 2,550 lives this year.
The heightened unrest has been driven mainly by widespread anger among the Sunni Arab minority, who say they are mistreated by the Shiite-led government and security forces.
It has also been fuelled by the civil war in neighbouring Syria.