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Iraq: Child among seven killed in suicide blast


Iraqi officials say the death toll from a late night suicide attack in the country's north has risen to seven, including a 7-year-old boy.

A bomber detonated an explosives-laden truck late Monday at the gate of a military base inside the city of Mosul. Officials initially said four people were killed and seven wounded.

However, a police officer on Tuesday put the toll at seven dead and 15 wounded.

In a separate incident in Mosul Monday night, police said assailants broke into a house, stabbing to death two men and two women, including a provincial officer's bodyguard.

Two health officials confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they are not authorized to release information.

Also north of the capital on Monday, a roadside bomb killed a policeman and wounded two others in the restive city of Kirkuk, while a police brigadier general was badly wounded by a magnetic "sticky bomb" attached to his car, officials said.


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