Suicide bomber kills at least 10 in town north of Baghdad

October 9, 2016 2:32 PM EDT

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least ten people, including four policemen, were killed by a suicide bomber in a car that targeted a checkpoint in northern Iraq on Sunday, police and medical sources said.

The attack happened in Udhaim, a Sunni town 90 km (56 miles) north of Baghdad that U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces and Iran-backed Shi'ite militias took back from Islamic State last year.

The ultra-hardline Sunni insurgents still control vast areas in northern and western Iraq, including the city of Mosul, captured in 2014.

(Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; Writing by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Louise Ireland)



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