Fourteen Iraqis were killed Wednesday (February 29th) in attacks on civilian and military targets throughout the country.
In eastern Baghdad, three civilians were killed and 10 others were wounded when a car bomb exploded in the al-Amin al-Thaniya neighborhood. The bomb targeted a group of construction workers who had gathered near a University of Baghdad bus stop, said Baghdad police spokesperson Lt. Col. Mushtaq Talib.
In another Baghdad incident, unidentified gunmen attacked a house owned by a lawyer. The man and three of his family members, including his wife and two sons, were killed. The assailants escaped, Talib said.
In Diyala, deputy Sahwa leader Sheikh Khamis Alaiwi was killed in an armed attack in al-Meqdadiya, according to police spokesperson Lt. Col. Ghaleb al-Karkhi.
Al-Karkhi said five gunmen attacked Alaiwi while he was traveling with his driver and touring checkpoints in a rural area that has been attacked by al-Qaeda.
In Anbar province, two Iraqi soldiers were killed and three others were wounded when militants armed with automatic rifles attacked an army barracks in al-Ameriya, Lt. Col. Nejim al-Dulaimi, the Anbar military operation command spokesperson, told Al-Shorfa.
Al-Dulaimi said the army killed one of the gunmen and wounded another who was then arrested near the scene of attack. The army launched a campaign to search for the other attackers.
In Salah al-Din, three soldiers and one policeman were killed and two other policemen were injured when a suicide car bomber detonated his vehicle near a joint army-police patrol in Amirly, east of Tikrit, according to Salah al-Din police spokesperson Hasan al-Majmaie.