A suicide car bomb struck a police patrol in Iraq's western province of Anbar on Wednesday, killing three policemen and wounding eight others, a provincial police source told Xinhua.
The attack occurred in the afternoon when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into the vehicles of a police patrol in al-Jazira area, in the northern part of Anbar's provincial capital of Ramadi, some 110 km west of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, the source said on condition of anonymity.
Two police officers were among the wounded by the blast which also destroyed three police vehicles, the source said.
Earlier in the day, the police reportedly said that a total of ten people were killed and 37 wounded in separate bombings and shootings in central and eastern the country.
Violence is still common in the Iraqi cities despite the dramatic decrease since its peak in 2006 and 2007 when the country was engulfed in sectarian killings.