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Officials: Attacks around Iraq’s capital kill 10

Updated Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 | 8:43 a.m.

BAGHDAD (AP) — Authorities in Iraq say separate attacks around the country's capital, Baghdad, have killed at least 10 people.

Police say the deadliest of Sunday's attacks took place in the eastern neighborhood of Sadr City when a car bomb exploded in an outdoor market for secondhand motorcycles and bicycles, killing six civilians and wounding 18.

Another police officer says a bomb-laden motorcycle exploded in Baghdad's northern Waziriyah neighborhood, killing three civilians and wounding 11.

Officials also say gunmen in a speeding car attacked a police checkpoint in the town of Tarmiyah, killing an officer. Tarmiyah is about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Baghdad.

Three medical officials confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak to journalists.