Three killed in Iraq violence


Baghdad: Three people have been killed and 13 injured in separate bomb and gunfire attacks in central and northern Iraq, the police said.

In Iraq’s Diyala province, a roadside bomb went off near the house of an Iraqi army officer in Al-Tahrir district in Baquba city, some 65 km from Baghdad, killing one civilian and wounding two others, Xinhua quoted a police source as saying Monday.

In a separate incident, four civilians were wounded when a sticky bomb attached to their truck detonated near Muqdadiyah town, some 100 km from Baghdad, the source said.

Also in the province, two sticky bombs attached to two civilian cars separately exploded in two areas outside Baquba, wounding five people, the source added.

In Baghdad, gunmen using silence weapons opened fire on the car of an army officer in northern the Iraqi capital, killing his driver, said an Interior Ministry source.

In northern Iraq, a civilian was killed and two wounded when a roadside bomb struck their car in Mosul city, some 400 km from Baghdad, a local police source said.