Dozens killed in Iraq suicide blast

Attack on police station leaves at least 40 people wounded.

    Iraqi police have been the frequent target
    of suicide attacks [EPA] 

    The Dujail attack was one of the deadliest in Iraq in recent months and comes at a time when the violence in Iraq is at a four-year low.

    The last major suicide attack occurred on August 26, when a  bomber thwarted a security checkpoint in Jalawla, a police recruiting centre, and blew himself up, killing at least 25 people.

    Dujail is a mainly Shia town in the Sunni province of Salaheddin, north of Baghdad.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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