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IRAQ WARS
9 killed in suicide attack on Iraq army base: official

by Staff Writers
Baghdad (AFP) March 14, 2011
A suicide attacker rammed a truck packed with explosives into an army barracks in Iraq's Diyala province on Monday, killing at least nine troops and wounding 14 others, a security official said.

The attack took place at around 6.00 am (0300 GMT) at an army base at Kanaan, some 70 kilometres (43 miles) northeast of Baghdad, the official said.

"At least nine soldiers died and 14 others were wounded," he said, adding that the building was totally destroyed and that it was feared more victims could be buried under the rubble.



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