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Suicide Bomber Strikes Checkpoint South Of Baghdad

A suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives has killed at least 11 people and wounded 30 in a town just south of Baghdad.

Police and medical sources said the attack on August 30 targeted a major checkpoint at a northern entrance to the town of Yusifiya, 15 kilometers from the capital.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

In recent weeks Iraq has stepped up a military campaign against Islamic State militants, who have seized large swathes of the country.

Based on reporting by dpa, Reuters, and AP