Iraqi check­point and restau­rant at­tack toll rises to 45

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THE gover­nor of Iraq’s south­ern Thi Qar prov­ince has raised the death toll from an at­tack on a check­point and nearby restau­rant to 45.

Yahya al-Nas­siri says yes­ter­day’s at­tack, which also left 83 wounded, started with mil­i­tants open­ing fire at the check­point and the restau­rant on the main high­way that links Baghdad with the south­ern prov­inces.

That was fol­lowed by two sui­cide bombers. – AP

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