In Iraq‚ at least eighteen people‚ including a military general‚ have been killed in attacks across the country.

According to police‚ at least eight soldiers including a brigadier general and three other officers were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up by their convoy in the eastern part of Mosul.

Four soldiers were killed and ten wounded when gunmen attacked a military barrack in the town of Garma‚ northwest of Baghdad.

And in Abu Ghraib district‚ four members of a government-backed Sunni militia were also killed when gunmen attacked their checkpoints.

Two people were also killed and six wounded by a bombing near Baghdad.

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