BAGHDAD, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- At least 25 people were killed and 47 others wounded in separate attacks in Iraq on Thursday, most of which targeting the security forces, the police said.
Ten soldiers and four civilians were killed when a suicide bomber attacked an army checkpoint with a booby-trapped tank near Ramadi, 100 km west of the capital Baghdad, a local police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
The attack also injured 10 others, including four soldiers, the source added.
Six people were killed and 21 others wounded when a roadside bomb exploded during a wedding ceremony in Dujail, 60 km north of Baghdad, on Thursday evening, a local police source in the area said.
Also, unidentified gunmen opened fire with machine guns at a checkpoint of the Iraqi army in Aslah neighborhood in western Mosul, some 400 km north of Baghdad, killing two soldiers, another police source told Xinhua.
Two Iraqi soldiers were killed and four civilians wounded when a roadside bomb targeted an Iraqi army patrol in Baath neighborhood in eastern Mosul, he added.
Moreover, unknown gunmen opened fire at a woman in front of her house in Zahra neighborhood, east of Mosul, and killed her on the spot, the police said, adding that eight people, including two soldiers, were wounded when a car bomb exploded in Tal Afar, 70 km west of Mosul.
Also on Thursday, a car bomb went off at a parking lot of a government office in the city center of Kirkuk, some 250 km north of Baghdad, wounding two policemen and two civilians, a local police source said anonymously.
Iraq is witnessing the worst eruption of violence in five years, raising fears that the latest bloodshed is bringing the country back to a full-blown civil conflict that peaked in 2006 and 2007, when monthly death toll sometimes exceeded 3,000.