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Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 33 Iraqis, Wounds 55 South of Baghdad

BAGHDAD- A suicide bomber attacked fighters opposed to the “Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) extremist terrorist organization as they gathered Wednesday to receive salaries south of Baghdad, killing at least 33 people and wounding 55 others, Iraqi police and medical officials said.

"The attacker was wearing an Iraqi army uniform, and an explosive vest packed with ball bearings," a police officer said, according to Reuters.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but suicide bombings are a tactic almost exclusively employed by extremist groups in Iraq, including ISIL.

H. Mustafa

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