Six killed, 17 injured in Iraq violence

June 9th, 2008 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Baghdad, June 9 (DPA) At least six people were killed Monday and 17 injured, including four women of one family, in triple attacks in Baghdad and the restive Diyala province in the south, according to security officials. A car bomb, targeting an Iraqi police checkpoint near a shopping centre in Baghdad’s Karada district, killed five people, including one policeman and injured 10, police sources told DPA.

Baghdad has seen a wave of attacks by car bombs in the past two days after a relative period of calm that has seen a decrease in violence in recent months.

In the restive Diyala province in central Iraq, two bombings left one person dead and seven people injured, the Voices of Iraq news agency cited a police source as saying.

Mortar shells fell on a residential building in the village of Sanija near Baquba, 57 km north-east of Baghdad.

One man was killed and three people from the same family were injured, according to the source.

In the second attack, a bomb went off near a farmland in the village of Muradiyah near Baquba, injuring four women from the same family.

Diyala is a hotbed of Sunni insurgents, who has links to the Al Qaeda terrorist network.

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