Attacks mainly targeting members of Iraq’s security forces in areas north of Baghdad killed 12 people on Wednesday, officials said.

Security forces, often plagued by shortcomings such as a lack of discipline and training, are frequently targeted by militants, as the country suffers its worst violence in years.

Gunmen attacked an army checkpoint in a village north of Baquba, killing three soldiers and wounding three more, while a bomb targeted a police major general’s convoy near Tuz Khurmatu, killing two of his guards and wounding three. […]