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Officials: Attacks kill 6 civilians in Iraq

Saturday - 9/28/2013, 11:10am  ET

Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Officials say two separate attacks in Iraq have killed at least six people.

A police officer says militants planted bombs around four houses belonging to policemen and government employees early morning Saturday in the town of Tarmiyah, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Baghdad, killing four civilians and wounding 14 others.

Another police officer says a bomb in an outdoor market in Baghdad's southeastern suburb of Nahrawan killed two civilians and wounded 15.

Two medical officials confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information.

More than 4,500 people have been killed since April in a surge of violence by insurgents aimed at undermining confidence in the government.

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