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Shooting, blasts targeting police kill 6 in Iraq

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Violence leaves six people dead, and 14 injured
  • Three Iraqi soldiers among the dead

(CNN) -- Shooting and five roadside bomb explosions in northeast Baghdad Thursday killed six people, including three Iraqi soldiers, and injured 14 others, police officials said.

Gunmen opened fire at a military checkpoint in the Adhamiya neighborhood, killing three soldiers. Their bodies were placed outside a library, and when Iraqi police rushed to the scene, a roadside bomb exploded targeting their patrol, police said.

In a coordinated attack, four other bombs exploded at Iraqi police stations in two other locations in Adhamiya, while officials were at the first explosion site.

Seven of the 14 wounded are police officers, police said.