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Suicide bomber kills five Iraqi soldiers

world Updated: Apr 27, 2007 05:04 IST

Five Iraqi soldiers were killed and 13 wounded when a suicide bomber exploded his car against a joint Iraqi army and police checkpoint north of Baghdad on Thursday, a defence official said.

The bombing took place at around 10:00 am (0600 GMT) in the town of Khalis in the restive province of Diyala where insurgents have recently stepped up attacks against security forces, he said.

On Wednesday, a bomber wearing an explosive vest walked into a police station in the town of Balad Ruz in Diyala and blew himself up, killing four policemen and wounding 16 others.

And on Monday, nine US soldiers were killed and 20 more wounded when two suicide truck bombers exploded their vehicles against their patrol base in the province, in what was the deadliest attack on US ground troops in 16 months.