At least 13 people died and 29 were wounded in new acts of violence carried out Thursday in different cities around Iraq, Interior Ministry officials told Efe.

The bloodiest attack occurred in Baghdad's southeastern Al Mashtal zone, where at least four civilians were killed and 10 others were wounded when a car bomb exploded.

A similar attack was staged against an army barracks in the Aana zone, 250 kilometers (155) from the western city of Ramadi, killing three soldiers, including an officer, and wounding five.

In Al Madaen, 20 kilometers (13 miles) south of Baghdad, two civilians died and six were wounded when a bomb blew up at a market.

Meanwhile, two other civilians died and two were wounded when a roadside bomb detonated as a vehicle was passing by in the Yatreb zone, north of the capital.

A police officer was shot to death by unknown gunmen in the southern city of Mosul.

Also, one civilian died and five were wounded when a roadside bomb blew up in the Yisr Diyala zone, in southeastern Baghdad.

Iraq is experiencing a wave of terrorism and sectarian violence with frequent attacks against the security forces and the Shi'ite community.

The U.N. mission in Iraq and the Iraqi government recently announced that about 1,000 Iraqis died violently in October, one of the bloodiest months for the country in the past five years. EFE