Six people killed in Iraq bomb attack

Three mortar bombs have killed six people in a village near the Iraqi city of Baquba, 40 miles north east of Baghdad.

Mourners pray near the coffins of victims killed by a bomb attack at a Shi'ite Muslim village near the Iraqi city of Baquba Credit: REUTERS/ Alaa Al-Marjani

A woman and a child were among the victims, five of whom belonged to the same family. Police said the attackers might have been aiming at a nearby police station.

At least 17 people in all were killed in a series of attacks across Iraq. A bomb near a grocery market killed two people and wounded seven in the mainly Sunni district of Saydiya in southern Baghdad.

In western Baghdad a car bomb in a busy street killed three people and wounded 12 in Amriya district.