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Blast in northern Baghdad, 14 casualties

Smoke rising after the suicide attack that targeted an army checkpoint in Husseiniya area in Baghdad, July 13.
Smoke rising after the suicide attack that targeted an army checkpoint in Husseiniya area in Baghdad, July 13.


(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source from the Iraqi Ministry of Interior revealed on Wednesday three (3) persons were killed and eleven (11) others were injured in a blast at al-Husseiniya in Northern Baghdad. The blast was targeted on a checkpoint here.

Sharing details about the incident, the source informed, “This morning a vehicle, driven by a suicide bomber, exploded at an army checkpoint at al-Husseiniya in northern Baghdad, killing three (3) persons and injuring eleven (11) others with severe injuries. The injured include army members as well.”

“Ambulances rushed to the blast area and transferred the injured to a nearby hospital and the bodies of the deceased to the forensic department. Security forces have cordoned off the area and banned approaching it,” the source further said, adding, “The number of casualties will increase in number as time goes by as the intensity of the bomb was too high.”


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