BAGHDAD- Ten people, including three policemen, were killed in Iraq Thursday in a series of insurgent bombings and shootings, police and security officials said.
Two policemen were killed in a roadside bombing against a passing patrol in Al-Khalis, 80 kilometers (60 miles) northeast of Baghdad.
One policeman was killed and two others wounded in a similar roadside bombing also against a police patrol in the restive city of Baquba, 60 kilometers (36 miles) northeast of Baghdad.
In two separate shootings, gunmen killed four civilians in and around Baquba Thursday, a security official said.
In the past few weeks, Baquba has seen a surge in rebel attacks that has left dozens dead.
Two civilians were killed and five wounded in a car bomb attack near a British military patrol near the southern city of Basra.
A British military spokesman said no casualties were suffered by its forces in the attack "which did not appear to be targeting the multinational forces."
A roadside bomb against a convoy carrying General Mohammed Namah, the head of operations command in the interior ministry, killed one civilian, a ministry official said.
Namah's four bodyguards were wounded in the blast.