At least four civilians and ten soldiers have been killed after a bomb blast rocked the central Iraqi city of Ramadi.The bombing occurred on Thursday after a bomber drove an explosive-laden vehicle into a military headquarters near Ramadi, west of the capital Baghdad, local police said. Iraq has seen a surge in violence since the beginning of this year. On Tuesday, at least 35 people were killed and dozens more injured in deadly attacks and armed clashes across the country. On August 18, bombings and shooting incidents claimed the lives of eight people, most of whom government employees. Over a dozen others were reportedly injured in the attacks. On August 17, four policemen were shot dead near the city of Tikrit, north of the capital, Baghdad, as they were buying ice to distribute among soldiers at a nearby checkpoint. On the same day, three soldiers were killed after being attacked in Muqdadiyah. On August 15, more than 30 people were killed and 50 others wounded in separate bomb attacks in Iraq. According to the United Nations, a total of 1,057 Iraqis, including 928 civilians, were killed and another 2,326 were wounded in terrorist attacks throughout the country in July - the deadliest month since 2008. Similar attacks in Iraq have killed more than 4,400 people since the beginning of 2013, an average of 15 people each day. On July 30, Iraq’s Interior Ministry said that militants have launched an open war in Iraq and they want to push the Middle Eastern country into chaos.