A homemade bomb blast killed three boys on their way to school Wednesday in Baghdad, police said. Two policemen were slain in a drive-by shooting.
The bombing took place in central Baghdad's bustling Fadel area, destroying a camera shop that also sold black market alcohol and damaging several other stores, said police Lt. Ali Mittab.
Three boys who were walking to school were killed by the blast, while two street vendors were wounded, Mittab said. The boys were believed between 10 and 14 years old.
The motive for the attack was unclear.
Gunmen firing from two cars shot and killed police Capt. Hussein Ali Youssef and his driver, also a policeman, in southwestern Baghdad's Sadiyah neighborhood, said police Lt. Aqil Fadil, reports the AP.