Three killed in suicide attack in Iraq

August 10th, 2008 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS  

Baghdad, Aug 10 (Xinhua) Three people were killed and 20 injured Sunday in a suicide car bomb attack in Diyala province in eastern Iraq, the police said. A suicide bomber blew up his explosives-laden car at a checkpoint outside the mayor’s office of the town of Khanaqin, some 140 km northeast of Baghdad, it said.

The three killed were members of Kurdish security forces.

Diyala province, which stretches from the eastern edges of Baghdad to the Iranian border, has long been stronghold for Al Qaeda in Iraq.

US and Iraqi security forces have been conducting major offensives against extremist Sunni and Shia militiamen in the province and some other provinces.

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