4 Killed, 26 Injured As Deadly Attacks Strike Iraq

Residents gather at the site of a bomb attack in Baghdad's Hussainiya

At least four people have been killed and 26 wounded in a shooting and two car bombs that rocked western and northern Iraq.

Police said one attack took place on Wednesday morning when gunmen sprayed a police checkpoint with bullets in the western city of Fallujah, killing three policemen.

In a separate incident in the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, police say a car bomb exploded near the offices of a Kurdish party, wounding 20 people.

A suicide car bomber hit a checkpoint manned by Kurdish security forces, killing one Kurdish security member and wounding six others.

Hospital officials confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorised to speak to the media.

Wednesday’s attacks follow shootings and a bombing which killed seven people in Iraq on Tuesday.

With the Tuesday attacks, at least 71 people have been killed in violence so far this month, more than a third of them police, according to AFP news agency figures based on security and medical sources.

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