Suicide attack on Iraq security checkpoint claims lives of eight

Reuters | Published: August 29, 2018 13:57:23 | Updated: August 30, 2018 11:11:00

Iraqi security forces inspect the site of suicide bomb attack in Kirkuk, Iraq November on 5, 2017 — Reuters file photo used only for representational purpose

At least eight people were killed and 12 wounded in a suicide car bomb attack on a security checkpoint in the Qaim district of Iraq’s Anbar province, a local official told Reuters on Wednesday.

The checkpoint was manned jointly by the army and government-backed militias, the official said. Five militiamen and three civilians were killed. The death toll could climb because some of the wounded were in a critical condition, he said.

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