Six Iraqis were killed, including a young girl and a policeman, in a spate of attacks across Iraq on Monday, security officials said.
In the province of Anbar, insurgents bombed the homes of policemen, destroying three houses and killing a girl, police said. Ten people were also wounded in the attacks.
Among the buildings targeted were the homes of two lieutenant colonels, a police officer said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
In Fallujah, 60 kilometers west of the capital, four policemen’s houses were similarly attacked, injuring 18 people, Captain Anas Mohammed said.
Meanwhile, two people were killed, including a policeman, and five others wounded by a roadside bomb targeting a police patrol in the south Baghdad neighborhood of Al-Amil.
Another person was killed and six others wounded when a car bomb detonated in the upscale west Baghdad residential neighborhood of Mansur, an interior ministry official said.
And near the Sadr City, north Baghdad, a magnetic “sticky bomb” affixed to a mini-bus detonated, killing one person and injuring six others.
A grocery store owner in the restive northern city of Mosul was gunned down in his shop, police added. It was not immediately clear why the man was targeted.
Iraqi security forces also announced on Monday that three insurgents were killed during a raid of their hideout in the town of Abu Ghraib, just west of Baghdad.