At least eight killed in Iraq attacks
At least eight people on Sunday were killed in central and northern Iraq. Four of them were troops, security officials told AFP. In the deadliest attack, a roadside bomb killed three troops in a town south of the of Kirkuk, police Colonel Ahmed al-Barazanchi said. Also near Kirkuk in the town of Leylan, a drive-by shooting killed a civilian, Barazanchi said.
In the city of Mosul further north, a suicide bomber blew up a vehicle at a joint police-army checkpoint killing a soldier and injuring four other people, including a soldier and a policeman, police conveyed.
Separate drive-by shootings in towns in the central province of Diyala killed two civilians, police Major Firaz al-Dulaimi said.
Meanwhile, in Baghdad, a magnetic "sticky bomb" attached to a car killed one person and injured four in Wathaq Square in the city centre, an interior ministry official said.