BAGHDAD, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Six people were killed and 18 others injured in fresh gunfire and bomb attacks in Iraq Thursday, the police said.
In Iraqi's western province of Anbar, gunmen riding two motorcycles attacked a police checkpoint in the town of Ameriyah, just near the city of Fallujah, some 50 km west of Baghdad, killing three policemen and a passer-by, a local police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
In the same town, a roadside bomb detonated near a group of poor people who gathered to receive humanitarian aids, injuring three of them, the source said.
In the northern province of Nineveh, a civilian was killed and two others wounded when a roadside bomb exploded in the town of Badosh, just west of the provincial capital city of Mosul, some 400 km north of Baghdad, a provincial police source anonymously told Xinhua.
In a separate incident, a booby-trapped car ripped through a popular marketplace in Bab al-Jedid district in central Mosul, injuring nine, the source said.
Meanwhile, in north the Iraqi capital, gunmen planted bombs in a civilian house and blew them up in the city of Tuz-Khurmato, some 200 km north of Baghdad, killing a woman and injuring her husband in addition to three of her children inside, a local police source told Xinhua.
Violence is still common in Iraqi cities despite the dramatic decrease since its peak in 2006 and 2007 when the country was engulfed in sectarian killings.