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British, German among bombers in Iraq attack that killed 11 security personnel

British, German among bombers in Iraq attack that killed 11 security personnel

Police and army sources said the four car bombs were unleashed on security targets in Hajjaj.



By (AFP)

Published: Sun 14 Jun 2015, 2:00 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:07 PM

- Photo: TwitterBaghdad — At least 11 Iraqi security personnel were killed Saturday in a quadruple suicide car bombing near Baiji that Daesh said four of its foreign fighters carried out.

Police and army sources said the four car bombs were unleashed on security targets in Hajjaj, which lies on the road between Tikrit and Baiji in Salaheddin province, north of Baghdad.

Seven soldiers were killed as well as four members of the Popular Mobilisation force, an umbrella for mostly Shia militias and volunteers that has been doing much of the heavy lifting in the fight against Daesh in Iraq.

At least 27 people were also wounded in the coordinated attack, which saw one of the four car bombs neutralised before it could reach its target, a police colonel said.

An army officer said the vehicles used were identical, brand new SUVs that looked like an official convoy.

Pictures released by Daesh show the black-clad suicide bombers each standing by one of four black Toyota Land Cruisers.

Daesh said in a statement that the bombers were a Kuwaiti, a Palestinian, a British and a German.

The picture of the German bomber, named Abu Ibrahim Al Almani, shows a red-haired blue-eyed man behind the wheel of his explosives-laden car. 


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