Suicide attacks west of Baghdad kill eight - sources | Reuters

BAGHDAD At least eight members of the security forces were killed in suicide car bomb attacks targeting a security checkpoint in the western Baghdad outskirts of Abu Ghraib, police sources said on Monday.

The blasts followed an offensive by Islamic State militants on army and police positions in the same area which left 24 people dead but was eventually repelled by counter-terrorism forces and army attack helicopters.

(Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; Writing by Stephen Kalin; Editing by Alison Williams)

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Published Date: Mar 01, 2016 03:31 am | Updated Date: Mar 01, 2016 03:31 am


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