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Suicide Bomber Kills 10 In Central Iraq

A suicide bomber has detonated explosives in his vehicle at a police checkpoint in central Iraq, killing 10 people.

A policeman and a medical worker confirmed the casualties from the April 21 attack in the Suweirah area, south of Baghdad.

The attack also wounded some 35 people.

A suicide bombing at a university in Baghdad on April 20 killed at least 16 people.

The violence comes less than 10 days before the April 30 parliamentary elections and will be a major test for security forces.

The parliamentary elections are the first Iraq is conducting since the withdrawal of U,S, forces at the end of 2011.
Based on reporting by AFP and ITAR-TASS