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Car Bomb Explosion Kills at Least One, Injures 16 in Iraq-Syria Border Town

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7Dnews London

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 16:09 GMT

A car bomb blast killed at least one person and injured more than a dozen in the Iraqi town of al-Qaim on the Syrian border on January 11th, Reuters reported a statement from Iraq’s military as saying.

According to the statement, one person was killed and 16 people were injured but a local senior police source cited by Reuters put the number killed at three, with 23 injured. The military and the police said four members of the security forces were among those injured.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast in al-Qaim, which went off in the middle of a busy market but the military statement described it as a terrorist attack.

Iraq declared victory over Isis in December 2017 after two years of fighting. Earlier this week another car bomb blast killed two people and injured six in Tikrit, a city 150 km northwest of Baghdad.

In November 2018, Iraqi troops reinforced their positions along the porous frontier with neighbouring war-torn Syria, fearing a spillover from clashes there against the Isis terror group.

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