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Car Bombs Rip Through Iraqi Capital

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Residents gather at the site of a car bomb attack in the Hurriya district in Baghdad, January 10, 2013.

Residents gather at the site of a car bomb attack in the Hurriya district in Baghdad, January 10, 2013.

Bombings in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and north of the city have killed at least six people and wounded 14 others.

Four of the victims Thursday died in a blast near a bus stop in Baghdad's mainly Shi'ite Hurriyah neighborhood. The explosion destroyed several vehicles and damaged nearby buildings.

Amateur video captured shortly after the blast showed multiple cars engulfed in flames.

A second attack hit a convoy carrying the head of Diyala University, killing two bodyguards.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the bombings.

The violence comes amid anti-government protests led by Sunnis complaining about treatment under Shi'ite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
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