Suicide bomber kills 14 in Iraq

Baghdad, Aug 22 (EFE).- Fourteen people died Thursday in a suicide bombing in the western province of al-Anbar, Iraqi security sources said.

The blast took place at an army checkpoint 35 kilometers (28 miles) west of Ramadi, the provincial capital.

Ten soldiers were killed, while four of their comrades and three civilians were wounded.

The explosion leveled a military barracks next to the checkpoint and destroyed two army vehicles, causing serious damage to several civilian cars.

Five people died violently Thursday in the northern city of Mosul, where a bomb targeting an army patrol left two soldiers dead and four civilians injured.

Two other soldiers were gunned down at a military checkpoint and a civilian woman died when armed men fired shots at her home.

Sectarian and political violence claimed roughly 1,000 lives in Iraq last month amid levels of strife last seen in 2006 at the height of the country's civil war.