Baghdad, June 28 (Xinhua-ANI): At least eight people were killed and 34 others wounded in separate bomb and gunfire attacks in central Iraq on Thursday, the police said.
The deadliest attacks occurred Thursday morning as two car bombs almost simultaneously ripped through Shatie al-Taji area near, north of Baghdad, killing two people and wounding 15 others, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
In Baghdad, a third car bomb detonated in Washash neighborhood in the Iraqi capital, killing a civilian and wounding seven others, the source said.
In Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, three people were killed and three others wounded in a bomb explosion at a marketplace in al-Gatoun area, just west of the provincial capital city of Baquba, some 65 km northeast of Baghdad, a provincial police source told Xinhua anonymously.
Also in the province, a roadside bomb went off near a minibus in the town of Bani Saad, some 20 km south of Baquba, wounding four passengers, including a woman, the source said.
In north of Baghdad, gunmen attacked a checkpoint manned by government-backed Awakening Council group members in the city of Samarra, some 110 km north of the capital, killing two group members before they fled the scene, a local police source told Xinhua.
In a separate incident, three policemen were wounded when a booby-trapped car detonated in the southern city of Fallujah, some 50 km west of Baghdad, a local police source said.
Violence is still common in the Iraqi cities despite dramatic decrease since its peak in 2006 and 2007 when the country was engulfed in sectarian killings. (Xinhua-ANI)