Some five people were killed and four injured in Iraq on Saturday in separate bomb and gunfire attacks, police said.
At least three soldiers were killed in Nineveh province after a roadside bomb went off near their patrol, Xinhua quoted a source as saying.
Gunfire was exchanged in Tarmiyan town near Baghdad after some gunmen attacked a leader's car, said an interior ministry source.
The clash left two of the attackers killed and wounded one of the leader's bodyguards, the source added.
In Diyala province, an army officer and a soldier were wounded when gunmen attacked them while patrolling, a police source said.
In a separate incident, a young man was injured when a roadside bomb exploded near his house in Jalawlaa town, about 130 km from Baghdad.