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Baghdad-Insurgents continued a string of attacks Saturday against Iraqi police and civilians, leaving at least six dead, The Associated Press reported.

Three Fallujah police officers were found fatally shot in the nearby town of Karma, 10 kilometers (6 miles) east of Falluja on Saturday, said police 1st Lt. Mohammed Ibrahim from Fallujah.

The victims _ identified as 1st Lt. Mahir al Dulaimi, Lt.

Ali Abdullah and Sgt. Aziz Jehanhad _ had traveled to Karma

three days ago and their families lost contact with them,

he said.

In Baghdad, unknown gunmen traveling in two cars opened

fire and killed a Ministry of Interior police employee

Friday night, police Capt. Mohammed al-Obeidi said

Saturday. Lt. Col. Abdul Qadir Wahab was killed in his car

on his way home, he said.

In separate attacks, gunmen ambushed several Iraqi police

patrols throughout Baghdad Saturday, injuring three

officers, police said.

The morning attacks occ

urred in the eastern neighborhood

of New Baghdad, southern Dora and western Seidiyah, police

said.

A blindfolded, bullet-filled corpse of a man in his 50s

was found just outside Baghdad, said police Lt. Col Sabah

Hameed. The man had died some time ago, he said.

On Friday night, police discovered the body of the third

of three brothers abducted in northern Baghdad earlier this

week. Two corpses had already been found on Thursday,

according to 1st Lt. Thair Mahmoud Saturday. Two of the

brothers were police officers while the third was a Muslim

imam.

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