Suicide Bombing Kills Four In Iraq

At least four people have been killed, following a suicide bombing, at a marketplace, in northern Iraq.

Four security personnel died when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in an outdoor vegetable market in northern Iraq on Friday after police and Shi’ite Muslim militia members tried to approach him, intelligence and hospital sources said.

The security forces are on high alert following a shooting overnight at a nearby cafe in Balad, 80 km (50 miles) north of Baghdad, that left at least 12 people dead.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for either attack but the area, which was nearly overrun by Islamic State militants in 2014, remains around 40 km from a frontline held by Shi’ite militiamen.

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