BAGHDAD, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Five people were killed and five security members wounded on Tuesday in separate gunfire and bomb attacks in central and northern Iraq, the police said.
In Baghdad, Brigadier General, Raad Nu'man, a police chief was killed when gunmen using silenced weapons broke into his house in Um al-Maalif district in southwestern Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
In the west of the Iraqi capital, gunmen raided the house of Lieutenant Colonel, Mejbil Meshaal al-Jumaili, the chief of the anti-terror unit in the town of Garma near the city of Fallujah, some 50 km west of Baghdad, killing his son, his brother and one of his relatives, a local police source anonymously told Xinhua.
Al-Jumaili himself escaped the attack unharmed, as he was not at home at the time of the attack, the source said, adding that one of al-Jumaili's bodyguards was also injured.
In a separate incident, two roadside bombs went off in a quick succession near a joint army and police patrol in the town of Saqlawiyah, some 20 km northeast of Fallujah, wounding three soldiers and a policeman, the source said.
In Iraq's northern province of Nineveh, gunmen using pistols fitted with silencers attacked a police checkpoint in the central part of the provincial capital of Mosul, some 400 km north of Baghdad, killing one policeman, a provincial police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
Violence in Iraq has ebbed from its climax in 2006 and 2007, when sectarian conflicts pushed the country to the brink of a civil war, but tensions and attacks are still common across the country.