Two explosions kill six Iraqis in Baghdad

A suicide car bomber and a mortar killed six people and injured 23 people in two separate attacks Friday in downtown Baghdad, police said. The suicide car bomber blew himself up next to a police patrol in a commercial area on al-Kifah street, killing three Iraqi civilians and injuring two police officers, Lt. Ali Mitaab said. The mortar landed in Baghdad's Shourja market and killed 3 Iraqi civilians and injured 21 others, police Lt. Thaer Mahmoud said. The market was closed because of the Friday holiday.