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Truck bomb kills, wounds at least 64 people in Babylon

 Truck bomb kills, wounds at least 64 people in Babylon

Archival photo

Archival photo
Archival photo.

(IraqiNews.com) Babylon – Babylon Police Commander Maj. Gen. Ali Hassan Kawa announced on Sunday, that 64 people had been either killed or wounded in a suicide bombing targeted a checkpoint in northern Hilla area.

Maj. Gen. Ali Hassan Kawa said in a press statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “A booby-trapped truck driven by a suicide bomber exploded, at noon today, in Atar checkpoint at the entrance of the ancient city of Babylon (7 km north of Hilla), killing seven people and wounding 57 others, including security personnel, in addition to destructing the checkpoint completely.”

Kawa added, “Ambulances transferred the injured to nearby hospitals in Mahaweel and Hilla areas and the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department.”

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