A suicide bomber blew up a vehicle in the town of Al-Qaim in western Iraq on Wednesday (Aug 29), killing at least 11 people, five of them security personnel, police said.
The 9am (0600 GMT) bombing at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Al-Qaim also wounded 16 people – 11 civilians and five security personnel, police Captain Mahmud Jassem said.
The town, on the Syrian border some 340 kilometres from Baghdad, was one of the last in Iraq to be recaptured from the Islamic State group in November last year.
One month later, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over the jihadists. Read more