Iraq: At least nine wounded in suicide bombing

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January 31, 2007 10:56

A suicide bomber driving an oil truck blew himself up after he was stopped at a checkpoint near an Iraqi army headquarters north of Baghdad on Wednesday, wounding nine soldiers, a spokesman said. The attacker apparently planned to drive the truck into the compound in Muqdadiyah, but guards stopped him at the checkpoint about 100 meters away at about 9:15 a.m. He detonated his explosives belt as he got out of the vehicle, causing it to explode as well, army Col. Ibrahim Hussein said. Nine soldiers were wounded, Hussein said.


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