Car bomb kills 11, wounds 18 in Shaab Shi'ite district of Baghdad: Police

A suicide car bombing today targetted an army checkpoint in Baghdad killing at least 11 persons.

Car bomb kills 11, wounds 18 in Shaab Shi'ite district of Baghdad: Police

Baghdad: Eleven people were killed and 18 were injured when a suicide car bombing targetted an army checkpoint in Baghdad, police and medical sources said.

As per the report, the suicide bomber rammed the explosive-laden car into the checkpoint near a commercial area in the Shi'ite-dominated Shaab neighborhood of the Iraqi capital today.

At least five civilians and three soldiers have been killed and up to 14 people are said to have received serious injuries.

The attack comes as Iraqi forces and Shi'ite militias fight Islamic State militants in Falluja, their stronghold just west of the capital.

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