‘Terror Briton’ dies in Iraq attack

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Published: Sunday 9th November 2014 by The News Editor

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The Foreign Office is looking into reports of the death of a Briton in a suicide bombing in northern Iraq.

The man, named in reports as Kabir Ahmed, from Derby, is believed to have been involved in an attack in the town of Beiji, north of the capital Baghdad.

An FCO spokesman said: “We are aware of reports of the death of a British national in Iraq and are looking into them.”

The Beiji attack happened late on Friday when a truck laden with explosives was driven by a bomber into the convoy of a top Iraqi police officer, killing eight people including the ranking official, authorities said.

The blast killed Lt Gen Faisal Malik Zamel, who was inspecting forces in the town, and seven other police officers, while wounding 15 people, hospital staff and police officers.

It comes as the US confirmed it conducted a series of air strikes targeting Islamic State (IS) leaders in the north of the country, although it was not known whether IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was among those targeted.

Published: Sunday 9th November 2014 by The News Editor

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