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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.
AFP | By HT Correspondent, Baghdad
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2008 01:02 PM 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.

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