In north Baghdad, gunmen wearing army uniforms stopped a bus carrying college students to a Sh'iite neighborhood, entered the vehicle and sprayed the passengers with gunfire, police said.
Eight students were killed and two were wounded.
At another fake checkpoint near Baqouba, 55 kilometers northeast of Baghdad, gunmen killed six people from one family - a woman, her 5-year-old son and four men - and stole their car, police said. It was unclear whether the victims were Sunnis or Shi'ite.
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