BAGHDAD, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Attacks by unidentified gunmen killed three people in Baghdad on Saturday morning and Friday night, including a high-ranking security official, police sources said.
One attack happened in Basateen area northeast of Baghdad on Saturday morning when gunmen shot dead two employees of the Ministry of Justice, a police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media.
On Friday night, unidentified gunmen attacked and killed a police lieutenant colonel working in the Directorate of Passport as he was on his way home in the Karrada district of central Baghdad.
In a separate incident, gunmen attacked a lawyer's home on Saturday morning in Albuaath area east of Ramadi, the capital city of Anbar province west of Baghdad, and shot him dead, a different source said.
Violence in Iraq has ebbed since its peak in 2006 and 2007 when sectarian slaughtering nearly plunged the country into a civil war, but shootings and bombings still take place on a daily basis.