Bomb blast kills 17 Iraqi army recruits
A bomb blast killed 17 new Iraqi army recruits and wounded 20 others on Sunday while they were travelling on a road near Baghdad, police and an army officer said.
It was unclear if the new recruits, who were in a truck, were killed by a roadside bomb or if a suicide car bomber had rammed in to their vehicle.
The recruits were Sunni Arabs from western Anbar province who had just joined the Iraqi security forces.
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- US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan also said the US is committed to consulting closely with the Afghan government, NATO allies and regional partners on a collective strategy to support a stable, sovereign, and secure future for the country.