Six killed in Iraq violence

Baghdad, Nov 8 (IANS) Six people were killed and eight others wounded in separate bomb and gunfire attacks in Iraq Thursday, police said.

One of the attacks occurred in the morning when a roadside bomb ripped through Mahmoudiyah town, some 30 km south of Baghdad, without causing human casualty, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Another car bomb detonated among Iraqi security forces and civilians who gathered at the site of the first blast, killing two people and wounding five others, the source said.

In Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, a policeman was killed and his brother wounded when a sticky bomb attached to their car detonated in the town of Bani Saad, southwest of the provincial capital city of Baquba, some 65 km northeast of Baghdad, a provincial police source anonymously told Xinhua.

In a separate incident, a civilian was killed and his son wounded when gunmen opened fire on them in the town of al-Hadeed, some 10 km west of Baquba, the source said.

In northern Iraq, a policeman was killed and a civilian wounded when a sticky bomb attached to their car went off in the city of al-Shirqat, some 290 km north of Baghdad, a local police source said.

Also in the north, gunmen shot dead a lawyer in front of his house in al-Sukker neighbourhood in the city of Mosul, some 400 km north of Baghdad, a local police source told Xinhua.