An Iraqi soldier stands guard at a checkpoint in the Iraqi town of Taji, at the entrance of Baghdad, on June 13, 2014
An Iraqi soldier stands guard at a checkpoint in the Iraqi town of Taji, at the entrance of Baghdad, on June 13, 2014 © Ahmad Al-Rubaye - AFP/File
An Iraqi soldier stands guard at a checkpoint in the Iraqi town of Taji, at the entrance of Baghdad, on June 13, 2014
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Last updated: September 8, 2014

Suicide bombers kill 10 in Iraq town

Militants, including two suicide bombers, attacked a town north of Baghdad that has resisted jihadists, killing 18 people on Monday, police and a doctor said.

A first suicide bomber blew up a vehicle packed with explosives to breach a barrier in a southern neighbourhood of Dhuluiyah, which the second bomber then penetrated, the sources said.

Security forces and allied tribesmen then clashed with the militants in the Jubur neighbourhood.

Dhuluiyah was previously overrun by militants but local tribes drove them out, and Jubur has put up fierce resistance to renewed attempts by the militants to take the town.

More than 50 people were wounded in Monday's violence, the sources said.

There was no immediate claim for the attack, but suicide bombings are almost exclusively carried out by Sunni extremist groups, including the jihadist Islamic State.

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