The deadliest attack occurred Tuesday evening when two suicide bombers wearing army uniforms detonated their explosive vests at the home of a leader of the government-backed Sahwa paramilitary group in Tarmiyah, north of Baghdad, killing 14 and wounding 25, China's state-run Xinhua News Agency reported.
Local police said the attack occurred during a dinner party hosted by Sahwa leader Sheik Sa'eed Jasim that included army and police officers.
Killed were Brig. Gen. Mohammed Abdul-Sattar, commander of Iraqi Army 22nd Brigade, along with another officer, six soldiers, three police officers and three Sahwa members, including Jasim's son, police said.
Also Tuesday, a suicide bomber tried to crash his explosives-laden truck into a police station at al-Mowla, west of Mosul, but the guards opened fired and forced the suicide bomber to blow up his truck in front of some nearby houses instead, police told Xinhua.
The explosion killed seven people, including three police officers, and wounded 21 others, police said. At least 10 houses collapsed and several others were damaged.
The U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq estimated nearly 6, 000 Iraqis were killed and more than 14,000 were injured from January through September.
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