Ten people were killed and 22 wounded in separate shootings and bomb attacks in central and northern Iraq, police said on Saturday.
Three policemen were killed when gunmen attacked their car in an area located east of the city of Fallujah, some 50 km west of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, a local police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
The policemen were joining their base after their vacations when the gunmen surprised them, the source said.
In a separate incident, a roadside bomb went off at a marketplace in Abu Ghraib area, some 20 km west of Baghdad, killing three people and wounding 11 others, the source added.
In the meantime, a bomb detonated at a car repair shop in the town of Taji, some 20 km north of Baghdad, wounding five people, a local police source said.
In northern Iraq, three policemen were killed and five wounding late on Friday night when a suicide bomber blew up his explosive- laden car into a police checkpoint on a main road near the town of al-Qaiyyara, south of the city of Mosul, some 400 km north of Baghdad, a local police source anonymously told Xinhua.
In the morning, a gunman was killed and another wounded when a roadside bomb detonated while they were trying to plant it on a road in northern Mosul, the source said.
Violence is still common in Iraq despite a dramatic decrease since its peak in 2006 and 2007, when the country was engulfed in sectarian killings.
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