BAGHDAD, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- Three people were killed and nine wounded Monday in separate shootings and bombings in Iraqi capital of Baghdad and the eastern province of Diyala, the police said.
In Baghdad, gunmen using silenced weapons shot the driver of Ghalib al-Zamili, a member of Baghdad Provincial Council, in the industrial district of Nahdha in the central part of the capital, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
In a separate incident, a soldier was killed by sniper shot at an Iraqi army checkpoint in Waziriyah district in central Baghdad, the source said.
In Diyala, a car bomb went off near a government building in the town of Baladruz, east of the provincial capital city of Baquba, some 65 km northeast of Baghdad, wounding five people, including three school children, a source from Diyala's provincial operations command anonymously told Xinhua.
Separately, a policeman was killed and another wounded when gunmen attacked their checkpoint in the town of Sa'diyah, some 60 km north of Baquba, the source said.
Also in the province, a roadside bomb detonated at the house of a family in a village located some 40 km northeast of Baquba, damaging part of the house and wounding three family members, the source added.
Violence is still common in Iraqi cities despite dramatic decrease since its peak in 2006 and 2007 when the country was engulfed in sectarian killings.