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Suicide bombing kills 11 in Fallujah

A suicide truck bomb struck a checkpoint manned by US soldiers and Iraqi security forces in the former Sunni stronghold of Fallujah yesterday, killing at least 11, including five police, police said.

  • Reuters & AP
  • Published: 00:00 March 11, 2006
  • Gulf News

Fallujah/Baghdad: A suicide truck bomb struck a checkpoint manned by US soldiers and Iraqi security forces in the former Sunni stronghold of Fallujah yesterday, killing at least 11, including five police, police said.

There was no immediate word from the US military on the blast in eastern Fallujah, 50 km west of Baghdad.

Two car bombs exploded in Samarra, north of Baghdad, yesterday, killing three people, including the imam at a mosque, and wounding five, police said.

The first bomb targeted a police patrol, but killed a civilian and wounded three in the city, where the February 22 bombing of a Shiite shrine ignited sectarian violence.

The second car bomb at the Qiba mosque, killed two, including the preacher, and wounded two other people, police Captain Laith Mohammad said.

The bodies of six men, slain by bullets to the head, were found in two east Baghdad suburbs yesterday, police said.

The bodies were blindfolded and handcuffed, said police Capt. Maher Hammad Mousa. Four, men between the ages of 30 and 35, were found on the street in the Fudhailiya suburb shortly after dawn, Mousa said.

The other two corpses, men between the ages of 40 and 45, were discovered in the Kamaliya region shortly afterward, Mousa said. None of the bodies bore identification.

A roadside bomb exploded as Iraqi police were disarming another device, killing one officer and injuring two others, police said.

Two car bombs exploded within minutes yesterday in a town north of Baghdad, injuring at least two people, police said.

The first blast targeted an American convoy in Mishahada and another car bomb hit an unidentified convoy of SUVs.

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