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Bomb kills six in Baghdad market - police

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BAGHDAD, June 17 (Reuters) A bomb exploded in a crowded market in central Baghdad today, killing six people and wounding 11, police said.

Earlier, mortar rounds killed two people and wounded 14 in another market also in the Iraqi capital.

Attacks on crowded markets are a common tactic used by al Qaeda militants as part of a campaign to ignite a sectarian civil war in Iraq.

The U.S. military has said it expects the successor to al Qaeda's leader in Iraq Abu Musab al-Zarqawi to continue with the same tactics as Zarqawi, killed in a U S air strike last week.

Yesterday, a suicide bomber killed at least 10 people in a Shi'ite mosque in Baghdad.

REUTERS SRS HT1255

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