Mortar, Bombing Kill Six In Baghdad

At least six people, including four children, have been killed, following a mortar attack and a suicide bombing, in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

A mortar attack south of Baghdad at a camp for people displaced from the war with Islamic State killed four children and a woman on Wednesday, while a separate suicide bombing in a northern district killed a policeman, security sources said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for either attack. The ultra-hardline Sunni Muslim militants of Islamic State regularly bomb security forces and civilian areas in the capital. Mortar attacks are less frequent in the city of four million where many armed groups operate.

Three mortar shells landed inside Al Salam camp, one falling in the centre and two others in a market area, a statement from the UN refugee agency, which operates there, said.

It was the third such attack on the camp in as many months, including one in early July which killed four people, the statement added.

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