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March 8, 2021

Suicide bombings in Iraq kill 14, injure 53

A suicide car bomb in western Iraq has killed at least fourteen people, including six policemen, reports say, quoted by CNN. The blast hit near the Anbar provincial government`s offices in central Ramadi, officials say. The blast comes as PM Nouri Maliki tries to form a government and end a long period of political uncertainty. That process is part of a power-sharing agreement ending a record eight months of deadlock since Iraq held inconclusive elections in March. More than 20 people were injured in Sunday`s blast, and the latest reports suggest there may have been a second explosion shortly afterwards. Local police suggested the casualty toll was likely to rise. No group has yet said it carried out the attack.

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