Six dead in Iraq bombings

THREE policemen were among six people killed in bomb attacks in Iraq overnight, security and interior ministry sources said.

The policemen, among them an officer, were killed by an improvised bomb that targeted their patrol in the Hamreen region of Baquba province north of the capital Baghdad, security officials said.

Two guards of the Sunni Endowment, which looks after religious sites, were killed and four other people wounded when a bomb exploded near the organisation’s Baghdad headquarters, an interior ministry source said.

Elsewhere in Baghdad one person was killed and four wounded by a magnetic “sticky bomb” attached to a car, the source said.

Violence in Iraq has plunged dramatically since its peak in 2006 and 2007, but casualties from insurgent and military action still remain part of daily life.

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