Iraqi Kurds look at the remains of a car bomb on May 8, 2013, in the northern city of Kirkuk.
PHOTO: MARWAN IBRAHIM/AFP/Getty Images
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.

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.

READ MORE: Iraq at crossroads as bombs explode

READ MORE: Deadly wave of bombings across Iraq ahead of elections