Attacks Kill Five People in Iraq
Gunmen shot dead four people including a police colonel in Iraq on Saturday, and a policeman was killed in a bombing, security and medical officials said.
Gunmen attacked a house in the village of Hajj Ali, south of the main northern city of Mosul, killing three cousins, police First Lieutenant Qahtan Nayef al-Juburi and Dr. Wissam Abboud from Mosul General Hospital said.
North of Tikrit, gunmen wearing military uniforms opened fire on a car carrying Colonel Saba Mohammed, killing him and wounding his driver, police and a medical source said.
And near Baquba, north of Baghdad, a roadside bomb targeted a police patrol, killing one policeman and wounding three others, police and a medical source in Baquba General Hospital said.
Violence in Iraq is down from its peak in 2006 and 2007, but deadly attacks still occur on a daily basis.