Three bombs killed at least six people and wounded 12 more in the Iraq's western city of Ramadi, a local government official said Thursday.

We have six people killed, three policemen and three civilians, and 12 more wounded, said Mohammed Fathi, a spokesman for the Anbar provincial governor's office.

One bomb exploded under a vehicle left in a car park, drawing police to the area and then two more bombs went off in another vehicle, according to a local police source.

Ramadi sits in the desert province of Anbar, the heart of a Sunni Islamist insurgency triggered after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. It fell under the control of al Qaeda-tied fighters before tribal leaders began to turn against them in 2006.

Violence in Iraq has fallen sharply since the peak of sectarian slaughter in 2006 and 2007, but bombings and killing continue daily with major attacks or suicide bombings carried out every four to six weeks.