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Iraq violence kills 6, injures 2
Wed, 23 Mar 2011 20:14:31 GMT
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An Iraqi policeman at a major checkpoint leading to Mosul on June 3 , 2010 in Al Hamdaniyah, east of Mosul.
At least six people, including a policeman, have been killed in separate incidents of violence in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, and the northern city of Mosul.

A motorist who was moving against traffic in Mosul was suspected of being a bomber and was killed by the police, AFP reported on Wednesday according to the country's interior ministry.

A policeman was also killed in the northern city, but no details were known about the murderer, the ministry said.

In another incident, two people were killed as bombs attached to their cars exploded. Two people in one of the cars were injured, an official said.

At least one person was killed and seven others wounded as two roadside bombs exploded in the southern Zafraniyah sector of Baghdad.

A government employee was also shot dead by armed men in the Shiite quarter of Cadr city in Baghdad, the ministry official added.

According to Opinion Research Business (ORB) -- a London-based agency publishing total casualties of Iraq war since the 2003 US invasion of the country-- more than one million civilians have lost their lives.

About 5 million children have also been orphaned as violence has been surging continuously, ORB said.

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