Iraqi officials: Attacks kill 6 people in Baghdad

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Associated Press

Posted on January 14, 2014 at 6:30 AM

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say bombings and a drive-by shooting have killed six people in Baghdad, including a judge.

Police officials say gunmen in a speeding car opened fire at the judge on Tuesday, killing him and his driver.

They say a sticky bomb attached to a mini-bus exploded later in the afternoon in the Shiite neighborhood of Sadr city, killing three passengers and wounding eight.

In northern Baghdad, a roadside bomb missed a police patrol but killed one civilian and wounded six.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to media.

Violence has been on the rise in Iraq recently as security forces and allied Sunni tribesmen in Anbar province battle al-Qaida fighters over the control of two key cities there.

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