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4 killed, 16 wounded in Baghdad violence

From Jomana Karadsheh, CNN
  • A judge and a school teacher are among the dead
  • Civilians are among the casualties
  • Insurgents use "sticky bomb" attached to vehicles
  • Three attacks target police checkpoints

Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- At least four people were killed and 16 wounded in a string of attacks since Tuesday night in the Iraqi capital, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday.

Bombs attached to vehicles -- dubbed "sticky bombs" -- killed a judge in western Baghdad's Yarmouk district and wounded a Sons of Iraq leader in southwestern Baghdad, a Ministry of Environment employee in western Baghdad and two civilians in southern Baghdad's Dora district.

At least two civilians died when a roadside bomb detonated in western Baghdad's Adel neighborhood. Four others were wounded.

A fourth death took place late Tuesday night when a school teacher was shot dead outside his home in western Baghdad, the ministry said.

Hand grenades tossed by attackers wounded five policemen, three at a checkpoint in the al-Ghazaliya neighborhood in western Baghdad and two at a checkpoint in southwestern Baghdad.

And in central Baghdad, gunmen in a speeding vehicle opened fire on a police checkpoint, wounding at least two policemen and a civilian.