Suicide Bombers Strike In Two Iraqi Cities
November 11, 2014
Two separate suicide bombing attacks in Iraq on November 11 have left at least 15 people dead.
One suicide bomber drove his explosives-laden vehicle into a crowd in the city of Baiji, some 250 kilometers north of Baghdad, killing at least eight people, including six soldiers.
Government forces and pro-government militias have been battling to recapture the city and the nearby oil refinery.
Militants from the so-called Islamic State captured the city five months ago but the Iraqi military and militiamen have reached the center of Baiji and were reportedly pushing toward the refinery.
A second suicide bomber drove his vehicle into a military outpost in the northern Baghdad district of Tarmiyah, killing seven soldiers and wounding 13 others.
Among those reported killed in the Tarmiyah attack was the outpost's commander.
Based on reporting by AP and Reuters
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