Baghdad: A suicide bomber attacked an Iraqi position on the border with Saudi Arabia on Saturday, killing six guards, including a commander, officials said.
The attack attacker who was detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle at the headquarters of the Hafr Zawiyah border post in Iraq’s vast Anbar province, also wounded 14 guards.
An army lieutenant colonel said the bomber was dressed in a military uniform with captain’s insignia and was driving an explosives-rigged military vehicle.
Hussein al-Goli, a lieutenant colonel in the border guards, was among the dead, the army officer said. Imad Ahmed, a local official responsible for the Rutba area in Anbar, confirmed the toll.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but suicide bombings are a tactic almost exclusively employed by the Islamic State jihadist group in Iraq.