Violence around Iraq claimed at least six lives on Wednesday, including a parked car bomb that blew up next to a police patrol in southeastern Baghdad, killing two passers-by.
The car bomb attack took place just before 10 am in the Ghadeer neighbourhood also injured 10, including four policemen, Lt Bilal Ali Majid said.
A second car bomb attack a half hour later on a police patrol in the capital's eastern Mustansiriyah Square killed another two passers-by and wounded 16, including three policemen, Majid said.
In southwestern Baghdad, a bomb exploded near an auto parts shop, killing the store owner and wounding four passers-by, police 1st Lt Maithem Abdel Razzaq said.
Elsewhere, gunmen shot and killed a policeman in the northern city of Kirkuk as he was heading to work, police Col Anwar Hassan said.