Suicide Bombing In Iraq Kills At Least Five Recruits
April 02, 2014
Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber has killed at least five army recruits near a military base in the country's north.
The officials said the attack in the town of Riyadh occurred on April 2 when the bomber set off his explosives' belt, targeting recruits waiting in line at the gate of a military base to apply for jobs early in the morning.
The town is about 300 kilometers northwest of Baghdad.
At least 14 people were also wounded.
The attack came a day after the United Nations appealed for unity to help reduce sectarian violence ahead of Iraq's April 30 elections.
Based on reporting by AFP and AP
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