Bombings Kill 6 in Iraq

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Bombings in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and north of the city have killed at least six people and wounded 14 others.

Four of the victims Thursday died in a blast near a bus stop in Baghdad's mainly Shi'ite Hurriyah neighborhood. The explosion destroyed several vehicles and damaged nearby buildings.

Amateur video captured shortly after the blast showed multiple cars engulfed in flames.

A second attack hit a convoy carrying the head of Diyala University, killing two bodyguards.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the bombings.

The violence comes amid anti-government protests led by Sunnis complaining about treatment under Shi'ite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.