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6 killed in an attack in central Iraq: officials

world Updated: Aug 07, 2011 14:11 IST

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Officials say six civilians have been killed and 14 others injured by bombs planted near two homes in central Iraq.

A police officer says the motive behind the attack on Sunday morning was still unknown. He said four bombs were planted near homes in the town of Iskandariyah, and that a woman and two children under 10-years-old were among the dead.

A doctor at a nearby hospital confirmed the causality figures.

Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information.

Iskandariyah is located 30 miles (50 kilometers) south of Baghdad. The city was once among the most violent during the height of the insurgency against the US-led coalition, but has been fairly stable since mid-2007.