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Saturday 30 August 2014

Police vehicle used in Iraq attack

Published 08/03/2014 | 11:32

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Iraq has experienced a number of car bombings in recent days (AP)

A suicide bomber has used a stolen police Humvee to pass through a military checkpoint in Iraq and set off his explosives, wounding 14 people, authorities said.

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The attack happened on Saturday in Ramadi, the provincial capital of Anbar province, where Iraqi security forces have been battling militants who took control of parts of the town in late December.

Police say militants stole the Humvee and painted it with military colours to trick soldiers into letting it by.

Elsewhere on Saturday, police say a roadside bomb targeting a military vehicle in Baqouba, 35 miles northeast of Baghdad, killed a captain and wounded four soldiers.

Medical officials confirmed the casualty figures for the attacks.

Press Association

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