Eight dead in Tikrit suicide blast

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Published: Sunday 22nd February 2015 by The News Editor

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A suicide truck bomber has killed eight Shiite militiamen in an attack north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

Police officials said the attack took place this afternoon when the bomber drove his explosives-laden truck into a checkpoint manned by Shiite militias near the city of Tikrit.

At least 15 Shiite fighters were also injured in the attack.

Tikrit, which fell under the control of the Islamic State group last summer, is 80 miles north of Baghdad.

Medical officials confirmed the casualties.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the explosion.

Published: Sunday 22nd February 2015 by The News Editor

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