Baghdad: At least 12 people were killed and 11 others wounded in separate violent attacks across Iraq Wednesday, police sources said.
In Iraq`s eastern province of Diyala, three children were killed and five others injured when a roadside bomb went off near a small river in the provincial capital city of Baquba, about 65 km northeast of Iraq`s capital Baghdad, a police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
Not far away from the same city, unidentified gunmen opened fire on the car of Sheikh Ali al-Jumaily, chieftain of a Sunni tribe, in Maqdadiyah, some 30 km northeast of Baquba, killing his wife and wounding him, his son and cousin, the source said, adding that two other civilians were also killed and another injured in separate militant attacks in the same rural area.
In Salahudin province, the Sunni hometown of former ruler Saddam Hussein, clashes erupted late Tuesday when gunmen attacked the house of Lieutenant Colonel Ali al-Jubouri, an aide of the local police chief, killing three of his guards and wounding another, a provincial police source said.
Elsewhere, a soldier was killed and another wounded in the morning in a roadside bomb explosion near their military vehicle while patrolling al-Sideeq district in the northern city of Mosul, the police said.
Also, two soldiers were killed when unidentified gunmen attacked an army patrol on the highway in al-Jazira area in Ramadi, some 110 km west of the capital.