BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say five people have been killed in a string of attacks across the country.

Police officials say that in the first attack, gunmen early today fatally shot a policeman and his brother who is a member of anti-al-Qaida group north of Baghdad.

In the western province of Anbar, a car bomb targeting the house of a police colonel in Fallujah killed the officer’s neighbor but left the colonel unharmed.

Another car bomb struck a group of Shiite pilgrims heading to the holy city of Karbala, killing two people.

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