Suicide car bomber kills 11 in western Iraq

A suicide bomber blew up a vehicle in the town of Al-Qaim in western Iraq on Wednesday, killing at least 11 people, five of them security personnel, police said.

The town, on the Syrian border some 340km from Baghdad, was one of the last in Iraq to be recaptured from the Islamic State group in November last year.

The 09:00 (06:00 GMT) bombing also wounded 16 people – 11 civilians and five security personnel, police Captain Mahmud Jassem told AFP.

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