It is being reported via Twitter that another car bombing in Baghdad has just taken place, killing at least 10 more people just a short time after the suicide attack that left 24 dead at a military checkpoint. No details have surfaced yet about this latest bombing other that the information in the tweet from the BBC that ten people had been killed. The checkpoint bombing, taking place several hours before near Jurf al-Sakhar, saw a suicide bomber in a captured Humvee take out dozens of Shia militiamen and Iraqi security forces. This is part of an ongoing back-and-forth between Iraqi forces and Islamic State (IS)forces over territory captured earlier in the year by the IS.
By Jim Malone
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