BAGHDAD — Bombs targeting a checkpoint run by government-allied Sunni militiamen, a Shi’ite tribal leader’s funeral, and a soccer field killed at least 19 people on Friday, in the latest strikes by militants seeking to destabilize the country.
The deadliest attack, which killed at least 11, struck the militia checkpoint shortly before midday in the village of Zangoura, which is just south of the former insurgent stronghold of Ramadi, some 70 miles west of Baghdad, according to police.
In the town of Dujail, 50 miles north of Baghdad, a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a tent set up to welcome mourners at the funeral of a Shi’ite tribal leader. Officials said the blast killed at least four and wounded four others. The officials said those killed included a police captain who tried to shoot the bomber.
Also, police said a bomb went off near a soccer field in the Shi’ite-majority town of Madain, killing 4 people and wounding 15 others.