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Truck bomb kills 7, wounds 3 in Iraq

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  • Six police officers killed by blast; seventh victim was Awakening Council member
  • Security guards in Diyala province shot at woman wearing suicide vest, setting it off
  • Suicide bomber was killed, one person was wounded
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From Mohammed Tawfeeq
CNN
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BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- A truck bomb killed seven people, including six police officers, in a town north of Baghdad Sunday, police said.

Police said the bomb was remotely detonated when officers went to check on a small truck parked by the side of a road in Duluiya, north of Baghdad.

The explosion killed six officers and a member of the local Awakening Council, which are mostly Sunni groups that have turned against al Qaeda in Iraq, thus becoming their targets.

Two other officers and another Awakening Council member were also hurt in the blast.

In Diyala province, security guards at a checkpoint outside the al-Wajihiya City Council Center fired on a woman wearing an explosive vest, triggering her explosives, Baquba police said.

One person was wounded in the attack, which occurred around 7:30 a.m. The suicide bomber was killed.

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