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Bombs detonate near Iraqi officer's house, kill 3

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BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Three Iraqi police officers were killed Sunday when two roadside bombs went off in quick succession Sunday near one of the officer's home.

Three other people, including two more officers, were wounded in the blast in Fallujah, a police official said.

The attack was one of several roadside bombs that targeted police Sunday, officials said.

The bombs in Fallujah went off when colleagues went to pick up a police officer from his house in the al-Jamhouriya neighborhood in central Fallujah, the official said.

Fallujah, a Sunni town located about 35 miles west of Baghdad in Anbar province, had been a stronghold for insurgents in the early days of the Iraq war, but U.S. and Iraqi military operations have chased many al Qaeda in Iraq cells out of the province.

In other developments:

An Iraqi police officer and a member of an Awakening Council were killed Sunday when militants fired on a soccer game south of Duluyiah, a coalition statement said. Three others -- including a 9-year-old child -- were wounded in the attack. Awakening Councils are U.S.-backed groups working against al Qaeda in Iraq.

• A roadside bomb struck an Iraqi police patrol in Palestine Street in eastern Baghdad, wounding six people on Sunday. Four police officers were among those hurt, the Interior Ministry said.

• Another roadside bomb struck an Iraqi police patrol Sunday on al Maghreb Street in northern Baghdad. The blast wounded four people, including two police officers, according to the Interior Ministry.

• Gunmen opened fire on a crowd of people Saturday night outside a shop in Duluyiah, a Sunni town about 43 miles north of Baghdad. The attack killed two people, including an Iraqi army officer, and wounded two civilians.

CNN's Mohammed Tawfeeq contributed to this report.

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