Nine killed across Iraq in wave of violence
A member of the Iraqi interior ministry's security forces stops a taxi cab for inspection at a checkpoint in Baghdad on August 27, 2013. (AFP)
A wave of attacks across Iraq on Tuesday, including at least five who died in twin bombings targeting the home of a tribal leader.
Two car bombs went off in quick succession near the home of a tribal leader southeast of Baghdad, AFP reported.
Although the first blast did not cause any casualties, the second targeted onlookers and first-responders and killed at least five civilians, wounding 11 others, a police and medical source told AFP.
The tribal leader was uninjured.
North of Baghdad, in the provinces of Diyala and Nineveh, a string of attacks killed four, including a tribal leader and a soldier, AFP reported.
One of those killed was a policeman who was beheaded in front of his family after an unidentified militant group stormed his house in Jalawla, north of Baghdad.
Also among the four victims was a policeman who was beheaded in front of his family after militants stormed his house in the town of Jalawla, northeast of Baghdad.
Violence across Iraq has killed more than 3,600 people this year, according to AFP.
The deaths come despite an anti-insurgent campaign launched by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki, who vowed to put an end to the increasing death toll in the country.