Suicide Bomber Killed 6 Soldiers in Iraq

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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.

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