Series of Attacks Leave Four Dead in Iraqإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
A bombing and a shooting targeted a police patrol and a city council member in Iraq, killing four people and wounding four others on Friday, security and medical officials said.
"Three policemen were killed and two others wounded by a bomb targeting their patrol in Al-Muqdadiyah this morning," said a police lieutenant colonel in the town, which lies in restive Diyala province.
Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim, from the main hospital in the nearby provincial capital Baquba, confirmed the toll.
Another attack took place just outside the city of Haditha, in Anbar province northwest of the capital, targeting city councilman Nabil Shaaker who was killed and two of his brothers wounded when gunmen fired on their car, according to a police lieutenant colonel and doctor Dr.Omar Adil at the city's hospital.
This latest act of violence brings the number of people killed in attacks in Iraq this month to at least 103, including 55 security forces members, according to an Agence France Presse tally based on security and medical sources.
While violence has decreased from its peak in 2006 and 2007, attacks remain common across Iraq with attacks on 27 of the 31 days in July.
Official figures show the number of people killed in attacks in July at 325, the highest monthly death toll since August 2010.