| GEO World|
| 12 killed, 31 injured in Iraq violence|
| Updated at: 1902 PST, Monday, December 15, 2008|
BAGHDAD: Twelve people were killed and 31 others injured in separate incidents of violence in Iraq.
A suicide truck bomber killed at least 3 people and injured 31 at a checkpoint west of Baghdad.
Hours earlier north of Baghdad, a female suicide bomber knocked on the front door of the home of the leader of a local volunteer Sunni militia and blew herself up, killing him.
An Iraqi police official says the blast killed Ahmed Khamees, the local commander of the Sons of Iraq volunteer force in Tarmiya, north of Baghdad.
In another incident unknown gunmen killed 7 of a family in Sanjar, an small town in Northern Iraq.