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