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Deadly Car Bombs Hit Central Iraq

Iraq has been rocked by a wave of deadly violence in recent weeks. (file photo)
Three separate car bomb attacks in central Iraq have killed at least eight people.

The first attack on May 1 took place in Baghdad's Shi’ite-dominated eastern suburb of Al-Husseiniyah, killing at least three civilians.

At least 10 people, including policemen who were at a nearby check point, were wounded in the blast.

Another car bomb near Fallujah, west of Baghdad, killed at least three pro-government militiamen and wounded 15 other people.

The militiamen had gathered outside a military post to receive their salaries.

Elsewhere, a car bomb killed at least two police officers near Ramadi.

These latest attacks have come amid a wave of violence that has killed more than 240 people since the last week of April, raising fears of a return to sectarian bloodshed.

Based on reporting by AFP, AP, and dpa