Five people killed in bomb attacks in Iraq
Five people were killed and four others were wounded in separate bomb attacks in Baghdad and Iraq's eastern province of Diyala on Saturday, the police said.
A roadside bomb struck a car carrying three people from one family in Abu Ghraib area, just west of Baghdad, destroying the car and killing the three aboard, a local police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity, dpa reported.
In Baghdad, professor Zaid Abdul-Munim Ali, was killed when a sticky bomb attached to his car detonated near al-Nusour Square in western the capital, an anonymous source from the Interior Ministry told Xinhua.
Ali's wife and two other people, who were with him in the car, were wounded by the blast, the source said.
In Diyala, a farmer was killed and his son wounded when an explosive charge exploded at their orchard near the town of al- Maqdadiyah, some 100 km northeast of Baghdad, a provincial police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
Earlier in the day, the police reportedly said that an Iraqi soldier was killed and two others were wounded in gunfire attack at a checkpoint in Baghdad's northern district of al-Hurriyah, while a sticky bomb attached to a car of an Iraqi army officer in Diyala province detonated, wounding the officer and a civilian who was with him in the car.
Violence and sporadic high-profile bomb attacks continue in the Iraqi cities despite the dramatic decrease of violence over the past few years.