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Iraq attacks target security forces

Attacks, including a suicide bombing in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, killed 14 people in Iraq on Tuesday

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Attacks, including a suicide bombing in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, killed 14 people in Iraq on Tuesday, officials said.

The suicide bombing killed three soldiers and wounded at least four near the provincial council headquarters in Ramadi, which is the capital of Anbar province, west of Baghdad.

Since January, anti-government fighters fighting in Anbar province have posed a major security challenge for Iraq’s central government.

Four police officers were killed and three were wounded after gunmen attacked a police checkpoint in a northern village, west of the Baiji town, which is home to a major oil refinery.

Separate bombings in the Nineveh province killed two police officers and wounded four others, while one civilian was killed by a roadside bomb the Tuz Khurmatu area.

A car bomb in the center of capital Baghdad killed at least four people and wounded at least 13. The deaths came a day after 35 people were killed in nation-wide violence on Monday.

More than 600 people have been killed by unrest since the beginning of February, and over 1,650 people have been killed since the beginning of the year, AFP reported, based on security and medical sources.

(With AFP)