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Six people killed in Iraq's violence

BAGHDAD, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- A total of six people were killed and 19 wounded in separate bombings and shootings in Iraq on Saturday, police said.

A car bomb ripped through al-Qahira district in northern the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, killing three people and wounding 15 others, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

In a separate incident, gunmen using silenced weapons shot dead a real estate office manager after they stormed his office in Baghdad's western district of Ghazaliyah, the source said.

Meanwhile, a sticky bomb attached to a civilian car detonated while it was moving on a highway in Doura district in the southern part of Baghdad, wounding two people aboard, the source added.

In Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, a policeman was killed and another wounded in a roadside bomb near a police patrol in the town of Abu Saida, some 30 km northeast of the provincial capital city of Baquba, a provincial police source anonymously told Xinhua.

In Anbar province, a civilian was killed when a sticky bomb attached to his car went off in the town of al-Baghdadi, some 200 km west of Baghdad, while another wounded in an attack by gunmen in the provincial city of Ramadi, a provincial police source said.

Iraq is witnessing its worst eruption of violence in recent years. According to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, almost 6, 000 Iraqis were killed and over 14,000 others injured in the country from January to September this year.

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