At least 17 people have been killed, and more than 60 others wounded, following a suicide truck bombing, at a checkpoint, south of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.
A suicide truck bomb blew up at a checkpoint in the south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and wounding more than 60, police sources said.
They said the bomber detonated his explosives among other vehicles waiting to be searched at the checkpoint, setting some of them on fire.
No group immediately claimed responsibility.
However, the attack occurred with Islamic State battling Iraqi forces in its last stronghold in the country in the city of Mosul.