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Gunmen Kill Senior Iraqi National Guard Commander

A senior Iraqi National Guard commander has been assassinated after attending a funeral in Baghdad.

Officials said Friday the commander was killed by gunmen after he left the service at a Baghdad mosque. They say at least two of his sons were wounded in the attack.

Meanwhile, the U.S. military says a suicide car bomb attack at a checkpoint in Ramadi late Thursday killed 11 Iraqi police commandos and injured at least 14 others. Wounded in the blast were 9 Iraqi policemen, two U.S. soldiers and three civilians.

Also Friday, interim Deputy Prime Minister Barham Saleh says the long-awaited parliamentary session to announce the new government is now scheduled for Monday.

Some information for this story provided by AFP and Reuters.