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6 killed, 9 wounded in Iraqi violence

Attacks come a day after car bomb, suicide bomber kill 15

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Iraqi soldiers inspect a wreckage from a roadside bomb that explodes near a U.S. military convoy.

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BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Six Iraqis were killed and five others were kidnapped in incidents across Baghdad on Thursday and Friday, police said, while eight Iraqi police and soldiers were wounded in two bombings in restive Diyala province.

At 10:20 a.m. Friday, two Iraqi civilians were killed and a third was wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near a U.S. military convoy in southeastern Baghdad, police said.

The kidnapping occurred about 11 p.m. Thursday, when at least 15 masked gunmen dressed like Iraqi police commandos stormed the Najam al-Zawiya restaurant in central Baghdad, according to an Iraqi police official with Baghdad emergency police.

Those kidnapped included the restaurant's owner and his son, an Iraqi police colonel, a businessman and a man who worked for an official under the Saddam Hussein regime as a bodyguard. Iraqi police were investigating the incident.

In Diyala province, four Iraqi police officers were wounded about 9 a.m. Friday when a roadside bomb struck their convoy in Muqdadiya, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of Baquba, according to an official with Diyala Joint Coordination Center.

Four soldiers were injured when a second roadside bomb exploded near an Iraqi Army patrol in eastern Baquba about an hour earlier. Baquba is about 60 kilometers (37 miles) north of Baghdad.

Authorities were beefing up security Friday in Diyala and other provinces in preparation for the announcement of results from Iraq's December 15 parliamentary elections. Some main roads were closed, areas were sealed off and checkpoints were set up.

Meanwhile, at about 6 p.m. Thursday, gunmen fatally shot two people working inside a cell phone shop in southwestern Baghdad's al-Amil neighborhood, police said. An hour later, two barbers were shot to death inside their shop in southwestern Baghdad's al-Bayya neighborhood.

Double bombing rips Baghdad

Also Thursday, at least 15 people were killed and 46 others wounded when near-simultaneous car and suicide bombings struck a busy commercial district in central Baghdad, an official with the city's emergency police said.

The car bomb, which targeted an Iraqi police patrol, exploded on Sadoon Street. Almost immediately afterward, a suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowded coffee shop, the official said.

At least three Iraqi police officers were among the dead, the official said.

It is not known who carried out the attacks. Usually such strikes have been blamed on the al Qaeda in Iraq group, headed by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. released.

Separately, U.S. and Iraqi troops discovered insurgent munitions in western Iraq, the Marines said Thursday. The forces found "more than 400 pieces of ordnances and other weapons ... (mostly) large-caliber artillery rounds and rockets," the Marines said.

CNN's Mohammed Tawfeeq contributed to this report

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