Nearly 30 dead in wave of attacks across Iraq

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Associated Press

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 8:32 AM

Updated Friday, Mar 21 at 9:04 AM

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say at least 28 people have been killed today in a series of attacks north and west of Baghdad.

In one attack, a suicide bomber rammed a truck packed with explosives into a police brigade headquarters north of Baghdad. That touched off a firefight between other attackers and policemen. Officials say nine police officers were killed, including a brigade commander.

Hours later, a suicide bomber detonated his explosive belt among mourners attending a funeral in Ramadi for a leader of an anti-al-Qaida Sunni militia. Police say nine mourners were killed and 25 were wounded.

Among the day's other attacks, gunmen sprayed an army checkpoint north of Baghdad, killing four soldiers. Police say they also abducted nine soldiers.

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