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Suicide Car Bomb Kills Six In Western Iraq

BAGHDAD (Reuters) -- A suicide car bomb has killed six people and wounded 16 others in Iraq's western Anbar Province, police said.

Two traffic police were among those killed in the attack at an intersection near an Iraqi police checkpoint in Ramadi, a city 100 kilometers west of Baghdad.

Anbar, a vast desert area that was once the heart of Iraq's Sunni Arab insurgency, has become largely quiet in the past 18 months, reflecting the sharp drop in violence across most of Iraq.

But a stubborn insurgency continues in ethnically mixed areas, especially parts of northern Iraq.