BAGHDAD: Attacks in Iraq killed six people Wednesday, including a school principal who was among several victims in a spate of shootings in the north, officials said.
The latest bloodshed comes as authorities carry out wide-ranging operations targeting militants and implement tight restrictions on vehicle movement in the capital in a bid to combat Iraq's worst violence since 2008.
The worst of Wednesday's unrest occurred in Nineveh province in the north, with four people dead overall, officials said.
In three separate attacks in the restive province, gunmen killed three people, among them a school principal who was shot dead at his house.
And in the provincial capital Mosul, a magnetic "sticky bomb" attached to a car killed another person.
Another sticky bomb killed one person in south Baghdad, while a gunman on a motorcycle killed a Sunni imam near the southern port city of Basra, according to officials.
The surge in bloodshed has sparked concerns that Iraq is slipping back into the all-out sectarian war that plagued it in 2006 and 2007 and left tens of thousands dead. (AFP)