Violence in Iraq, including shelling in a city held by anti-government fighters for over two months, killed 10 people on Friday, among them a senior police officer, officials said.

Iraq has been hit by a year-long surge in bloodshed that has reached levels not seen since 2008, driven principally by widespread discontent among its Sunni Arab minority and by the civil war in neighbouring Syria.

Shelling in the city of Fallujah, just a short drive from Baghdad in Anbar province, killed six people and wounded 17, Dr Ahmed Shami told AFP. […]