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Suicide blast hits Iraqi town

Female bomber kills at least eight people in crowded market in town near Baquba.

    The US military claims to have killed dozens
    of Sunni fighters in Diyala [EPA].
    The US military this month launched a new offensive aimed at driving Sunni al-Qaeda fighters out of religiously mixed Diyala.

    On Monday, the military said 60 fighters had been killed during the offensive.

    That operation was part of a wider offensive, known as Operation Phantom Phoenix, in restive provinces north of Baghdad as well as the capital's southern outskirts, where Sunni Arab fighters have regrouped after being driven out of other areas.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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