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Suicide bombing kills seven people in northern Iraq

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Suicide bombing kills seven people in northern Iraq

2011-05-01 04:15:40 GMT+7 (ICT)

MOSUL, IRAQ (BNO NEWS) -- At least seven people were killed and 15 others were wounded on Saturday in a suicide bombing attack in Iraq's eastern city of Mosul, the Aswat al-Iraq news agency reported.

"A suicide bomber detonated an explosive belt strapped to his chest near an Iraqi army patrol in al-Nabi Younis (the Prophet Jonah) area, eastern Mosul, leaving seven, including four soldiers, dead and 15 others, including two soldiers, wounded," a security source said.

The blast occurred near a popular market and the Iraqi army cordoned off the area. The wounded were rushed to a nearby hospital, while the bodies were removed to a morgue in Mosul.

Mosul, which is the capital of the troubled multi-ethnic Ninawa Governorate, is located about 400 kilometers (250 miles) northwest of Baghdad.

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-- © BNO News All rights reserved 2011-05-01

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