Suicide car bomb rocks Iraq, kills 17: reports


Fresh violence rocks

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Friday 13 February 2015 1:30 UTC

A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden armoured vehicle into houses used by Shiite militiamen north of the Iraqi city of Samarra, killing at least 17 people, police and medical sources said Tuesday.

The attack took place in Abbasiya, around 15 kilometres north of Samarra, on Monday evening and completely destroyed two houses, the sources said. Thirteen people were also wounded.

The town is 135 kilometres north of Baghdad and resides in the so-called Sunni triangle.