Series of deadly bomb blasts hit Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Baghdad has been hit by a series of deadly bomb blasts today.

Police say six people have been killed and more than 20 others injured.

U.S. officials say attacks have been averaging about four a day in the capital. While that's a drop of nearly 90 percent from two years ago when Shiite-Sunni fighting was at its high point, there has been a marked resurgence this week. More than 30 people have been killed and about 80 others wounded since Monday.

Today's deadliest attack came near a checkpoint in central Baghdad when two bombs exploded during morning rush hour, leaving four dead.

Two members of an Awakening Council were killed in a midday bombing in the southeastern part of the city. The mostly Sunni councils come under frequent attacks from insurgents for siding with U.S. forces against al-Qaida in Iraq.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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