25 killed in suicide bomb attack in Iraq

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Updated: 22 Jul 2013 05:26 AM

Mosul (Iraq): Up to 25 people were killed on Monday in a
horrific suicide car bomb attack targeting an Iraqi army convoy in Mosul
city, Xinhua reported.

Seventeen soldiers and 12 passers-by were wounded in the attack, some 400
km north of the Iraqi capital, a police source said.

The attack took place in the morning when a suicide bomber rammed his
explosive-laden car into the convoy.

The region has long been a stronghold for insurgent groups, including Al
Qaeda militants, since the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Iraq is witnessing its worst eruption of violence in five years.