At least 7 police dead, 15 others wounded in Iraq attacks

Baghdad, Jul 11 (EFE).- At least seven police officers died Thursday and 15 others were wounded in different attacks on Iraqi police in the western province of Al Anbar, according to sources at the Interior Ministry.

A presumed suicide bomber detonated the car bomb he was driving near a police checkpoint in the Al Yazira zone, in the northern part of Al Ramadi, the capital of Al Anbar.

The blast killed three police officers and wounded six others, the sources said, adding that the checkpoint was destroyed in the attack.

In addition, two other suicide bombers detonated explosive belts they were wearing near a police checkpoint in the Al Andalus zone, in central Al Ramadi.

A few minutes later, another suicide attacker managed to blow up a car bomb in the same location, killing at least four police officers and wounding another nine.

In just the last few hours, at least 10 people, most of them Iraqi Turkmen, have died and 31 others have been wounded in still other attacks.

The most serious incident occurred when a car bomb exploded in the town of Tuz Khormato, 200 kilometers (about 125 miles) north of Baghdad, killing six Turkmen and wounding another 29, as well as damaging a dozen houses and several vehicles in the vicinity.