Baghdad, Oct 30 – At least 21 people were killed and 46 injured in two overnight suicide bomb attacks in central and northern Iraq, Xinhua news agency reported.
The deadliest attack occurred on Tuesday evening when two suicide bombers blew up their explosive vests at the house of a leader of government-backed Sahwa paramilitary group in Tarmiyah some 40 km north of Baghdad, killing at least 14 and injuring some 25 people.
Among those killed were Commander of Iraqi Army 22nd Brigade, an officer, six soldiers, three policemen and three Sahwa members including the leader’s son.
Injured victims included 14 soldiers, seven Sahwa members and four policemen.
On Tuesday night, a suicide bomber attempted to ram his truck into a police station at al-Mowla village located 400 km north of Baghdad, but guards fired on the truck forcing the driver to blow up his truck.
The explosion killed seven people and injured 21 others and damaged at least 10 houses.
Iraq is witnessing its worst eruption of violence in recent years with some 6,000 Iraqis killed and over 14,000 injured from January to September this year.