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Three car bombings in Salahuddin leave 14 Iraqi soldiers dead

13 June 2015 19:14


Security officials in Iraq say at least 14 Iraqi army soldiers have been killed and more than a dozen others injured in bomb attacks carried out near the largest oil refinery in the northern province of Salahuddin.

A police source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said three bombers with the Takfiri ISIL terrorist group in vehicles packed with explosives hit security forces and the local headquarters of the volunteer fighters in the area of al-Hajjaj, situated seven kilometers (4.3 miles) south of the oil-rich and strategic city of Baiji, on Saturday, killing 14 soldiers, Arabic-language al-Sumaria satellite television network reported.

The source added that another thirteen troops also sustained injuries in the blasts.

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