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Separate attacks kill six in Iraq
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 02:22:11 GMT
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Medical staff and authorities work at the scene, with the shrouded body of a jeweler, who was killed when masked gunmen attacked gold shops at the southwestern neighborhood of Baiyaa in Baghdad on May 25, 2010.
Six Iraqis, including government employees, have been killed and four others wounded in separate attacks in the capital city of Baghdad, officials say.

A water ministry employee was killed Sunday morning in the Zafaraniya neighborhood in southeastern Baghdad after a sticky bomb attached to his car blew up.

An Iraqi parliament employee, Raghad Farouq, died after a similar car bombing in the Hurriya area of northwestern Baghdad.

In another incident in Zafaraniya, gunmen shot dead a jeweler and his son as they were opening their shop. The assailants stole an unspecified amount of gold and fled, AP quoted an interior ministry official as saying.

Gunmen using pistols equipped with silencers killed Iraqi Police Capt. Mohammed Muhssan outside his home in Zaiyouna, in the eastern part of the capital, the ministry said.

A former Iraqi army general under Saddam Hussein also died when he was shot dead outside of his house in the western Baghdad neighborhood of Ghazaliya.

In addition, two police officers were among four people hurt when a roadside bomb exploded outside a gas station in the Allawi commercial area in central Baghdad, the ministry said.

And in the northern Iraqi city of Sulaimaniyah, a Kurdish journalist's car exploded outside his house early in the morning while he was sleep.

Over one million Iraqis have met violent deaths as a result of the 2003 invasion, according to a study conducted by the prestigious British polling group, Opinion Research Business (ORB).

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