Deadly co-ordinated attacks hit Iraqi security forces

An apparently co-ordinated series of attacks targeting security forces and a Shiite mosque in Iraq killed 31 people on Monday.

Deadly co-ordinated attacks hit Iraqi security forces

An apparently co-ordinated series of attacks targeting security forces and a Shiite mosque in Iraq killed 31 people on Monday.

A suicide bomber wearing a vest laden with explosives and another driving a car killed at least 13 people and wounded 40 in a marketplace in al-Suwayra, 50 km (30 miles) southeast of Baghdad, said Majid Askar, an official with the Wasit provincial council.

At dawn in Baghdad, gunmen equipped with silencers killed at least seven Iraqi soldiers and policemen when they attacked six checkpoints, while bombs planted at three others wounded several more, an Interior Ministry source said.

All the checkpoints were attacked around the same time, the source said, asking not to be identified.

In separate incidents, a roadside bomb targeting a police patrol killed two people in south Baghdad, a car bomb in Tarmiya on the capital's northern outskirts killed three and wounded 16, bombs outside policemen's homes in the western province of Anbar killed four and a suicide car bomber in the northern city of Mosul killed two.

In total more than 30 people were killed and 100 wounded.

A double bomb attack near the mosque in Suwayrah, 60 kilometres (37 miles) southeast of the capital, killed 11 people and wounded 70.

The suicide bombing in the mixed Sunni-Shi'ite town of al-Suwayra took place near a Shi'ite mosque, police said. Eight of the 13 killed were policemen.

The car bomb in Tarmiya targeted the convoy of the local mayor, officials said.

In the Anbar province, five bombs went off at dawn outside the homes of police officers, killing two people in the city of Falluja and two in a village 20 km (12 miles) east of Falluja, police said.

The homes of police officers have been bombed repeatedly in Anbar in recent weeks.

Around 100 people were wounded across the country.


Agencies

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