BAGHDAD -  Attacks in Iraq on Thursday killed 11 people, including four soldiers, officials said, the latest in a wave of violence that has left 420 people dead so far this month. Gunmen attacked a checkpoint in Taji, north of Baghdad, killing the four soldiers and wounding five others, security and medical officials said. Near Baquba, also north of the capital, a roadside bomb in a market killed four people and wounded two, while gunmen killed two police and wounded two others in another attack.

Gunmen also killed a civilian in the north Iraq city of Mosul, police and a doctor said. And in Tikrit, another city north of Baghdad, a roadside bomb exploded near a police patrol, wounding two policemen.