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6 dead in another day of Iraq violence

By Mohammed Tawfeeq, CNN
updated 7:59 AM EDT, Wed May 8, 2013
Iraqi Kurds look at the remains of a car bomb on May 8, 2013, in the northern city of Kirkuk.
Iraqi Kurds look at the remains of a car bomb on May 8, 2013, in the northern city of Kirkuk.

(CNN) -- At least six people were killed and 24 others wounded in shootings and bombings across Iraq on Wednesday, police said.

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Gunmen in Anbar province killed three police officers and police killed a gunman at a checkpoint. Car bombs in Kirkuk targeting a security checkpoint and a Kurdish political party killed one person and wounded 24 others. One person was killed when gunmen attacked a car in Baghdad.

Tensions between Sunni Arabs and Shiites in Iraq have been festering in recent weeks, and as a result, there's been an uptick of daily violence across the country.

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