Bombers north of Baghdad kill eight soldiers

November 26, 2013 20:56

BAGHDAD - Two suicide bombers killed eight Iraqi soldiers and wounded 26 near an army headquarters north of Baghdad on Tuesday, police and medical sources said.

Iraq is suffering from its worst surge in violence in at least five years with insurgents stepping up bombing campaigns against security forces and civilians.

The bombers detonated in quick succession at an intersection between the towns of Taji and Tarmiya, around 25 km (15 miles) north of the Iraqi capital.

Thousands of Iraqis have been killed since the start of the year and the attacks, some claimed by al-Qaida, have been fuelled by the civil war in neighbouring Syria.

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