BAGHDAD (AP) — Authorities say six people have been killed and at least 41 wounded in five separate bombings in central and northern Iraq.
Today's violence began with a predawn attack against the house of a military officer. Police officials say militants planted four bombs around his house near the northern city of Kirkuk. The officer's brother was killed.
Hours later, a bomb in a parked car exploded near a string of restaurants, killing one and wounding 15
Another parked car bomb targeting a police patrol followed, injuring two policemen and two civilian bystanders.
There were other deadly blasts in a mostly Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad and just north of the capital.
There is no immediate claim of responsibility for today's attacks, but they bear the hallmarks of al-Qaida's Iraq branch.