Terrorist attacks in Ninawa and Baghdad killed and wounded a number of Iraqi citizens on Monday (October 24th).
Gunmen killed Brig. Gen. Jamal Mahmoud Abdullah, commander of the international police department in Ninawa province, when they attacked his house in the Kafaat neighbourhood, north of Mosul.
"The terrorists attacked Brig. Gen. Abdullah when he was at home, and showered him with a heavy barrage of bullets, killing him right away," Lt. Col. Thamir Omran of the Ninawa Operations Command told Al-Shorfa.
In Baghdad, a woman and two of her children were killed by an improvised explosive device (IED) planted at the door of her house in Abu Ghraib.
Maj. Mujahid Ali of the Abu Ghraib police said terrorists planted the bomb outside the house to kill a police officer living there.
"When the officer's wife came to open the door, the IED exploded, killing her and two of her children who were near her. The officer was also wounded in the blast," Ali said.
Also in Baghdad, unknown gunmen attacked an Iraqi traffic police patrol directing traffic near Sarafiyah Bridge, killing and wounding 10 Iraqis.
Brig. Gen. Ali al-Ansari, director of emergency police in Rasafa, said the gunmen opened fire randomly on the patrol and nearby civilians.
"Two traffic policemen and two passing civilians were killed, while six others, including a traffic policeman, were wounded," al-Ansari told Al-Shorfa.