According to interior ministry official, head of the interior ministry’s complaints office, Brigadier General Nayef Abdul Razzaq along with his driver were killed in an attack in the al-Yarmuk area of west Baghdad, after gunmen opened fire on their vehicle using silenced weapons.
A medical source at al-Yarmuk hospital said the facility received the body of the driver, while Razzaq died within minutes of arriving.
In Sadr City in north Baghdad, a magnetic “sticky bomb” attached to a minibus killed two people and wounded six, the interior ministry official said, while a medical source put the toll at three dead and eight wounded.
And in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, a roadside bomb killed two soldiers when it exploded near their patrol.
Violence in Iraq is down from its peak in 2006 and 2007, but deadly attacks still occur almost every day.