Nine people, including five policemen, were killed and 36 others, women and children among them, were wounded in two separate bombings in northern Iraq on Saturday, local officials told a foreign news agency. Five policemen died and 13 of their colleagues were injured when a suicide car bomber targeted their base in Al-Sharqat, 100 kilometres (62 miles) north of Tikrit, said local police chief Ali Al-Juburi. Hours later four people were killed and 23 others wounded when a bomb exploded at a market in Sinjar, a town near the Syrian border and west of the restive northern city of Mosul, a police officer told agency. "The casualties include women and children," said Elias Kheder, a local authority official.