Four people were killed two others injured in bomb explosions in Kirkuk’s Hawija and Dubz districts and Diyala’s Khanaqin district on Saturday.
In Khanqin, a disputed territory northeast of Diyala province an improvised explosive device exploded in Yousif Bag village killing a farmer and injuring another, according to a police source.
The injured farmer, 40-year-old Ali Abbas Rostam, was rushed to a local hospital.
Another bomb explosion targeted a federal police vehicle in Hawija.s Hamdouniya village, 55 km southwest of Kirkuk.
A statement by the Iraqi federal police said a high ranking officer of the federal police’s 3rd division was killed in the attack.
Also on Saturday, June 8th, a bomb went off in Dubz district’s Gharra village west of Kirkuk; as a result a member of the federal police forces and a civilian were killed, while another civilian was also wounded in the attack.
The fresh attacks followed a string of bombings in central Kirkuk on May 30, in which 2 people were killed and 38 others injured, including women and children.