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4 Killed in Suicide Bombing at Checkpoint in Northern Iraq

A man detonated a bomb he was wearing near a Kurdish military headquarters in northern Iraq today, killing himself and three others in what the authorities described as the first Kurdish suicide bombing. The authorities said the attack, at a military checkpoint in Zamaqi, was probably the work of Ansar al-Islam, a militant Islamic group that the United States contends has connections to both Al Qaeda and President Saddam Hussein of Iraq. It occurred late in the morning, when a sport utility vehicle used as a taxi was stopped at a checkpoint by Kurdish guards. A Kurdish security official said the guards were suspicious of the taxi’s passenger and asked him to leave the vehicle for an inspection. “When he was about to be checked, he pressed the button,” the official said. Full Story

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