13 killed in Iraq suicide attack

At least 13 people were killed and 24 others injured in a suicide attack targeting a police checkpoint near Baghdad.

Baghdad: At least 13 people were killed and 24 others injured in a suicide attack targeting a police checkpoint near Baghdad, an Iraqi official said on Thursday.

The attack took place on Wednesday night when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden tanker near the checkpoint, the official told Xinhua news agency.

The massive blast set fire to at least 15 vehicles.

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