Tikrit (Iraq), June 17 (Xinhua-ANI): A police officer and a policeman were killed and 26 people wounded in two bomb attacks in Iraq's Salahudin province on Sunday, a provincial police source said.
One of the attacks occurred in the morning when a booby-trapped car went off near a gas station in central the city of Shirqat, some 120 km north of the provincial capital city of Tikrit, killing a policeman and wounding 24 people, including seven policemen, a source from Salahudin's operations command told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
In a separate incident, a roadside bomb struck a police vehicle near the city of Tuz-Khurmato, some 90 km east of Tikrit, killing a police officer and wounding another officer and a policeman, the source said.
Salahudin province is a Sunni-dominated province. Its capital city Tikrit, some 170 km north of Baghdad, is the hometown of former President Saddam Hussein.
Violence and sporadic high-profile bomb attacks are still common in the Iraqi cities despite the dramatic decrease in violence since its peak in 2006 and 2007, when the country was engulfed in sectarian killings. (Xinhua-ANI)