Officials: Six killed in attack in central Iraq

AP , Sunday 7 Aug 2011

A woman and two children among those killed by bomb blasts in the Iraqi town of Iskandariyah

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A youth examines the wreckage of a bombing after an attack in Iskandariyah, 50 kilometres south of Baghdad, Iraq, Oct. 7, 2010 (AP)

Officials say six civilians have been killed and 14 others injured by bombs planted near two homes in central Iraq.

A police officer says the motive behind the attack at around 2am Sunday morning was still unknown. He said four bombs were planted near homes in the town of Iskandariyah, and that a woman and two children under 10-years-old were among the dead.

A doctor at a nearby hospital confirmed the causality figures.

Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorised to release information.

Iskandariyah is located 30 miles (50 kilometres) south of Baghdad. The city was once among the most violent during the height of the insurgency against the U.S.-led coalition, but has been fairly stable since mid-2007.

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