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Bombs, shootings kill 6 and hurt dozens in Iraq

BAGHDAD — Bombers and gunmen targeted Iraqi police recruits and U.S.-allied Sunni guards in a series of attacks Saturday that killed at least six people and wounded dozens, officials said.

The deadliest attack on Saturday was an ambush on a checkpoint manned by members of an armed Sunni group that has joined forces with the United States against al-Qaida in Iraq.

Gunmen opened fire on the checkpoint in the village of Ousoud, northeast of the Diyala provincial capital of Baqubah, killing three of the Sunni guards and wounding four, according to police at the regional security headquarters.

In Baghdad, a bomb attached to a police truck exploded near a popular vegetable market in a southern neighborhood, killing a Sunni tribal leader who was a member of a group that has joined forces with the Americans against al-Qaida, and his driver, police and hospital officials said.

A suicide bomber targeted police recruits near a checkpoint in the northern oil town of Kirkuk, killing at least one and wounding 14 other people, police Brig. Gen. Burhan Tayeb Taha said.

Acting on tips, Iraqi police found the remains of 27 people in two mass graves Saturday in separate areas.

Bombs, shootings kill 6 and hurt dozens in Iraq 12/06/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 10:59am]
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