Gunmen raided a Baghdad money exchange and killed three people Thursday. It was not clear immediately know how much money was stolen in the 2 p.m. heist in the southeastern New Baghdad neighborhood. Fleeing the scene, the gunmen also threw flash bombs into a crowd of people responding to the shooting, the AP reported.
Hospital officials confirmed three people were killed, including the owner of the money exchange. Five passers-by were hurt.
Earlier, police officials said three traffic policemen died in drive-by shootings late Wednesday in western Baghdad while gunmen stormed the house of a policeman, killing him, his wife and a relative.
In the Abu Ghraib area west of Baghdad, gunmen stormed a policeman's house, killing him, his wife and a relative, police officials said.