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Twin bombings kill six in Iraq

Two near simultaneous bomb attacks in the Iraqi Sunni city of Fallujah on Wednesday killed six people and wounded 18, security officials said.

world Updated: Jul 09, 2008 13:02 IST

Two near simultaneous bomb attacks in the Iraqi Sunni city of Fallujah on Wednesday killed six people and wounded 18, security officials told AFP.

The bombs exploded at around 6:30 am (0330 GMT) within minutes of each other near a bank in central Fallujah, the former Sunni rebel bastion in the western province of Anbar.

Those killed included four policemen, a security official said, adding that the second bomb went off as officers were aiding victims of the first attack.

Fallujah and Anbar province, once an insurgent stronghold, are now considered a symbol of stability after the violence there dropped significantly since late 2006.