Middle East

At least 7 dead in suicide bomb attack in Baghdad

A fighter with the "Peace Brigades" holds his weapon standing by an Iraqi federal police truck on the outskirts of Samarra, Iraq July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Loay Hameed)

BAGHDAD: At least seven people including four policemen were killed in northern Baghdad Monday when a suicide bomber blew up a car packed with explosives at a checkpoint, police and medical sources said.

The sources said that 17 people were wounded at the checkpoint in the mainly Shiite Kadhmiya district.

The prime minister's military spokesman Qassim Atta was not immediately available for comment.

Security across Iraq remains very volatile as the government battles Sunni Islamist insurgents who have seized large parts of the north and west of the country over the past few weeks.





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