Ambulance suicide bombings kill at least 24 in Iraq


November 6, 2016

At least 24 people have died after ambulances loaded with explosives were detonated in two Iraqi cities.

The suicide attacks in Tikrit and Samarra come as Iraqi forces battle to clear areas taken from Islamic State around Mosul.

In Tikrit, a blast near an entrance to the city during the morning rush hour killed at least 13 people.

Meanwhile, at least 11 people died in an attack against Shia pilgrims in Samarra, about 60 miles north of Baghdad.

 

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