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Suicide Attack West Of Baghdad Kills At Least Six


Iraqi security forces prepare to fire artillery during fighting against jihadists from the Islamic State (IS) group in the Garma district, west of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, in the Anbar Province's eastern edge on April 26.

Iraqi security forces prepare to fire artillery during fighting against jihadists from the Islamic State (IS) group in the Garma district, west of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, in the Anbar Province's eastern edge on April 26.

An Iraqi official says a suicide attack west of the capital, Baghdad, has killed at least six people.

The Associated Press quoted an unnamed police officer as saying the attacker drove an explosive-rigged car on May 2 into a military headquarters in the town of Garma, where government forces and allied militias have been battling Islamic State (IS) militants.

He said the dead included at least three soldiers.

The report could not be independently verified.

Iraq has been trying to dislodge militants from Garma with the help of air strikes from a U.S.-led international coalition as well as its own troops and allied militias.

Security forces have reported slow progress in recent weeks.

Based on reporting by AP
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