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Eight killed in car bomb attack on Iraqi checkpoint

Reuters , Wednesday 29 Aug 2018
File photo: An Iraqi security forces member gestures toward a mass grave in the town of Hammam al-Alil, which was seized from Islamic State, Iraq, November 9, 2016. (Reuters photo)

At least eight people were killed and 12 wounded in a suicide car bomb attack on a security checkpoint in the Qaim district of Iraq's Anbar province, a local official told Reuters on Wednesday.

The checkpoint was manned jointly by the army and government-backed militias, the official said. Five militiamen and three civilians were killed. The death toll could climb because some of the wounded were in a critical condition, he said.

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