Five Iraqi soldiers killed in suicide bombing

Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber who drove an explosives-rigged fuel truck into front gate of an army post has killed five soldiers.

Baghdad: Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber who drove an explosives-rigged fuel truck into the front gate of an army post has killed five soldiers in the country`s north.

Officials at the scene in the city of Mosul said another 15 people were wounded in Tuesday`s attack. Three of them were soldiers.

A policeman said the truck was not carrying any fuel. A medic confirmed the casualties. Both spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information.
Mosul is a former al Qaeda stronghold located 360 kilometers northwest of Baghdad.
Violence has ebbed in Iraq, but insurgents frequently launch attacks on the security forces.

PTI