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Baghdad bombs kill six and wound 10--police

Written by: Staff

BAGHDAD, May 14 (Reuters) Roadside bombs targeting Iraqi police and Interior Ministry forces killed six people and wounded 10 in Baghdad today, police said.

In a separate incident, a bomb went off at the main civilian entrance leading to Baghdad's international airport, a sprawling compound that includes a U.S. base, witnesses said. Three trucks and a car were burnt out but there were no immediate reports of casualties, they added.

In the deadliest blast in the capital, four people were killed and five wounded when a bomb aimed at an Iraqi police convoy went off near Beirut Square in northeastern Baghdad. The identities of the victims were not clear, police said.

A second attack targeting a checkpoint manned by Interior Ministry forces in Tayaran Square in central Baghdad killed two and wounded five. The victims' identities were also unclear.

Sunni Arab insurgents launch frequent attacks against the U.S.-trained Iraqi forces, who Washington hopes will gradually take over security to allow American forces to start withdrawing.

Today's blasts occurred as parliament was due to meet for its third normal session since it was elected in December.

Iraqi political leaders are trying to form a government of national unity that would stem the violence.

Reuters SI DB6

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