Saturday 21 April 2018

Soldiers killed in suicide bomb attack on Iraqi training camp

Iraqi forces are pushing back IS, nearly three years after the over-ran large swathes of the country (AP)
Iraqi forces are pushing back IS, nearly three years after the over-ran large swathes of the country (AP)

At least four soldiers have been killed in a suicide bomb attack on a military training centre north of Baghdad.

Another four were injured, including two officers, after the blast at the centre in Diyala.

At least six attackers struck the base on Monday morning, with five detonating suicide vests once inside.

Officers said that the situation is now under control.

No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but it resembles similar strikes carried out by Islamic State.

The attack comes as Iraqi forces close in on the last IS held areas in western Mosul, nearly three years after the extremists overran almost a third of Iraq.

Press Association

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