10 killed in Iraq sui­cide bomb­ing

The Hitavada - - 2ND FRONTPAGE -

AT least 10 per­sons were killed and 20 oth­ers wounded in a sui­cide bomb at­tack on a cafe in Iraq’s An­bar, po­lice said.

The at­tack took place on Wed­nes­day night when a sui­cide bomber det­o­nated his ex­plo­sive vest at the cafe in the city of Heet, around 160 km from Bagh­dad, a po­lice source told Xin­hua on the con­di­tion of anonymity.

The toll could rise as am­bu­lances, po­lice and civil­ian ve­hi­cles evac­u­ated the vic­tims to the city’s main hospi­tal and med­i­cal cen­tres, the source said.

No group has so far claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for the at­tacks, but the Is­lamic State (IS) mil­i­tant group, in most cases, is re­spon­si­ble for such sui­cide at­tacks tar­get­ing crowded ar­eas, in­clud­ing mar­kets, cafes and mosques across Iraq.

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