Five killed in attacks on Iraqi police
Five people have been killed in the latest string of attacks targeting police forces in Iraq amid new warnings of militant attacks in the war-torn country, Press TV reported.
A group of armed men attacked a police checkpoint in the village of al-Djawana in the al-Qiyara district on Saturday, Aswat al-Iraq news agency quoted local police sources as saying.
A gunman and two officers lost their lives and another policeman was wounded in the attack, the source added.
Earlier in the day, gunmen attacked another checkpoint in western Mosul, killing two police forces before they ran away.
Meanwhile, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki put the nation on alert and warned of joint terror projects by al-Qaeda militants and the outlawed Baath Party of executed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
Addressing the death of some 60 people in nationwide violent attacks, Maliki said that militants were planning more acts of terrorism "to create fear and chaos and kill more innocents."
Iraq has been the scene of almost daily bombings and militant attacks since the 2003 US-led invasion of the country.