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(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) A suspected suicide bomber has killed at least 32 people at a security checkpoint in Iraq, authorities have said.



In the deadliest of a series of attacks on Sunday, the bomber drove a minibus packed with explosives at a checkpoint in the city of Hill



The explosion killed civilians, including women and children, and security personnel, officials sai



The deadly blast struck the entrance of the city, which is 60 miles (95km) south of Baghdad, during the morning rush hou



The bombing set dozens of cars alight as they were waiting to be searched at the checkpoint, killing people inside their vehicles and wounding more than 150, reported the BB



A gun attack on a checkpoint North of Hilla also left two policemen dead and four others wounded In Abu Ghraib, west of Baghdad, gunmen shot dead at least two soldiers and wound one at an army checkpoin



The death toll has climbed to its highest levels since the worst of Iraq's sectarian bloodletting in 2006-200



The UN said 8,868 people were killed in 2013, and more than 1,400 people were killed in January and February this yea

 


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