A roadside bomb and a drive-by shooting killed five and injured another five on Sunday, reported the Associated Press. The bomb reportedly killed three police officers in Jurf Al-Sakhar, a town south of Baghdad. The drive-by shooting in the Baghdad neighborhood of Jihad killed two civilians near a government office responsible for overseeing Sunni administration in the country. Gunmen killed six Shi’a Muslims in northern Iraq on Saturday according to the AFP. The killing took place near the Shi’a Turkoman village of Amerili. The gunmen in the attack traveled by motorcycle to a pool in the Amerili area where a group of young men were swimming and opened fire. According to the AFP, the latest attack brings the number of people killed in attacks throughout Iraq to 119. Iraq has seen a recent surge in attacks and sectarian violence with official figures at approximately 325 in July. Al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for many of the attacks and the organisation has generally targeted security forces and predominantly Shi’a districts. Al-Qaeda’s offensive is an attempt to regain the influence and power it once had in the Anbar province and in most of Iraq.