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Suicide bombing kills 17 in Iraq's Anbar

A bomber blew himself up near a school in central Heet city on Tuesday

31.05.2017
Suicide bombing kills 17 in Iraq's Anbar FILE PHOTO

ANBAR, Iraq

The death toll from a suicide bombing in Iraq's western Anbar province on Tuesday has risen to 17, according to a local government official. 

A bomber blew himself up near a school in central Heet city, west of Ramadi, on Tuesday.

"Four military personnel and a TV correspondent were among the victims," Mohamed al-Mohammadi, chief of Heet local council, told Anadolu Agency on Wednesday.

He said 35 people were injured in the attack, including four military personnel and a photojournalist.

No group has claimed responsibility for the bombing, which came shortly after a twin bombing killed and injured scores in the capital Baghdad.

Since October of last year, Iraqi forces have been waging large-scale military operations aimed at driving Daesh from Mosul, the terrorist group’s last major stronghold in northern Iraq.

Reporting by Suleiman al-Qubeisi; Writing by Mahmoud Barakat

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