7 Iraqi army soldiers killed in suicide bombing

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  • 20 other people are wounded
  • A Mosul government official is assassinated in a separate incident
A suicide car bomber struck an Iraqi army base in western Mosul on Tuesday, killing seven Iraqi soldiers and wounding 20 people, an official said.
In a separate incident, a member of the Mosul city council was assassinated by gunmen along with his driver in a drive-by shooting, said Salaheddin Thanoon, director of the Nineveh Health Directorate.
Mosul is about 225 miles north of Baghdad.