Car bombs kill 14 in Baghdad
Attacks come day after 25 killed near police station
Police converge near the site of a Baghdad bombing Monday.
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BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Fourteen Iraqis were killed Monday in two separate suicide car bombings in the country's capital, police officials and the Ministry of Defense reported.
In the first attack, 12 Iraqis died and 16 were wounded when a car bomb detonated at a checkpoint for the Sadeer Hotel around 6:15 a.m. (10:15 p.m. ET Sunday), a Defense Ministry statement said.
The vehicle exploded near a building housing guards for the hotel. Several guards were among the casualties, police said.
The same area was targeted March 9 when a suicide bomber drove an explosives-laden garbage truck into a courtyard near the hotel. Two people died in that blast. (Full story)
More than two hours later, a suicide car bomb killed two police officers and wounded 11 at an Iraqi police commando checkpoint on Kindi Street in the west-central part of the city, said an emergency police official.
On Sunday, a suicide truck bomb killed 25 people and wounded 33 others near al-Rashad police station in the Jadida neighborhood of southeastern Baghdad, the city's emergency police said.
Iraqi police were among the casualties, but most of the victims were civilians. The explosion destroyed 25 vehicles and eight shops, Iraqi police said. (Full story)
Insurgents have targeted police and security forces regularly in an effort to destabilize the country.
Sunnis end boycott
Meanwhile, the Sunni Arab delegation to the committee drafting Iraq's new constitution ended its boycott of the proceedings Monday, an aide to the committee's chairman said.
The aide said the agreement came during a meeting of the full committee.
Twelve of the 15 members of the Sunni delegation staged the boycott last week following the assassination of fellow member Mijbil Ali Hussein al-Sheikh Issa and one of his advisers.
Two other members removed themselves from the delegation following insurgent threats. (Full story)
The members demanded the Iraqi government provide them with better security and that an independent investigation of the killings be conducted.
During the weekend, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani announced security would be provided to the Sunni Arab delegation members and said the government would explore the possibility of an international investigation.
The constitution committee has until August 15 to come up with a draft. If the draft is approved by the transitional National Assembly, it will be put before voters in an October 15 referendum.
The original 55-member constitution committee was expanded to accommodate the 15 Sunni Arabs, a group that had ruled under Saddam Hussein's regime. Shiite Arabs and Kurds dominate the new government.
CNN's Mohammed Tawfeeq contributed to this report.
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