At least 15 killed in series of coordinated attacks in Iraq

Suspected terrorists with silence weapons carried out a series of coordinated attack at six checkpoints in Baghdad on Monday, killing at least seven people, mostly Iraqi soldiers and police officers and wounding 24 others, Iraqi security officials said. An interior ministry spokesman stated that the attacks carried out early in the morning by gunmen in speeding cars showed a new tactic being used by terrorists in the country.

In a separate incident, two civilians have been killed and five others wounded when a roadside bomb targeting a passing police patrol went off in south Baghdad.

Meanwhile, explosions outside policemen’s homes in the western province of Anbar and a suicide car bomber in the northern city of Mosul  on Monday killed another six. No group has claimed responsibly for the attacks so far.