BAGHDAD, June 28 (Xinhua) -- At least 14 people were killed and 32 others wounded Friday in bomb attacks against a funeral and a checkpoint run by government-backed Sunni militiamen in Iraq, the police said.
A suicide bomber driving an explosive-laden car tried to break into a funeral in Dujail, some 70 km north of Baghdad, a local police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
A police officer at the funeral opened fire on the car and the suicide bomber detonated the explosive, killing four people, including the police officer, and wounding 12 others, the source said.
Earlier in the day, a bomb exploded in the car of a police officer as he drove his car near a check point manned by the Sahwa militia in Ramadi, some 110 km west of Baghdad, another local police source told Xinhua anonymously.
When the people gathered around the site, another bomb exploded, the source said, adding that the two bomb attacks killed 10 people and wounded 20 others, most of them Sahwa militiamen.
The Sahwa militia, also known as the Awakening Council or the Sons of Iraq, consists of armed groups, including some powerful anti-U.S. Sunni insurgent groups, who turned their rifles against the al-Qaida network after the latter exercised indiscriminate killings against both Shiite and Sunni Muslim communities.
No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attacks.
High-profile bomb attacks are still common in Iraq despite the dramatic decrease since its peak in 2006 and 2007, when the country was engulfed in sectarian killings.
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