Attacks in Iraq have killed nine people, exactly a month ahead of parliamentary polls.
Sunday’s violence came hours after seven soldiers were shot dead at a checkpoint in a late-night attack by militants in the north, the latest in a surge in bloodshed that has killed more than 2200 people this year.
A suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives on a major bridge in Ramadi, west of Baghdad where security forces are grappling to retain control after militants took several neighbourhoods two months ago.
The blast killed seven people and wounded 10, and also badly damaged the Hauz Bridge, a key crossing used by civilians connecting the north and south of the city.
Elsewhere on Sunday, two police officers were killed when a roadside bomb exploded near their car in Tikrit north of Baghdad. Former president Saddam Hussain was also a Tikriti.