8 die in Iraq bombings and shooting
Eight people have been killed in a series of bombings and a drive-by shooting across Iraq, authorities said.
Police officials said gunmen in a car killed two off-duty policemen near the northern city of Mosul.
And in the central Iraqi city of Tikrit, a roadside bomb explosion killed a man and his son.
In western Baghdad, a bomb went off near a line of car spare-part stores, killing two people and injuring seven others, officials said.
In the south-east of the capital, a blast missed a police patrol but killed two civilian passers-by.
Medical officials confirmed the casualty figures for all of the attacks.
Iraq has witnessed a surge in violence during the past few months.