Bombings kill 6 in Iraq, including 3 police

Civilians inspect the scene of a car bomb attack in the Kamaliyah neighborhood, a predominantly Shiite area of eastern Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 20, 2013. A wave of car bombings across Baghdad’s Shiite neighborhoods and in the southern city of Basra killed and wounded scores of people, police said. (AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban)

BAGHDAD (AP) — Officials say bombings in north and central Iraq have killed six people, including three policemen.

Police officials said the first attack occurred Wednesday morning when a roadside bomb struck a police patrol in the northern city of Mosul, killing three policemen and wounding two others.

Another bomb in Mosul missed a police convoy but killed one civilian passer-by and wounded two others.

Later, a bomb attached to a car killed two people in Musayyib, a town about 60 kilometers (40 miles) south of Baghdad.

Medical officials confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke anonymously because they were not authorized to talk to media.

Violence has spiked in Iraq in recent months. This year’s holy month of Ramadan, which is coming to an end, has been the bloodiest since 2007.

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