IS suicide bombers penetrate Iraq army HQ, kill general

Iraqi soldiers guard a checkpoint following an attack by Islamic State jihadists in the Abu Ghraib district of Baghdad, on February 29, 2016Four Islamic State group suicide bombers infiltrated an army headquarters west of Baghdad, killing an Iraqi general and five other soldiers, army and police officers said on Tuesday. The bombers attacked a regimental headquarters in the Haditha area of Anbar province late on Monday, killing Staff Brigadier General Ali Aboud, Lieutenant Colonel Farhan Ibrahim and four others, the sources said. Major General Ali Ibrahim Daboun, the head of the Al-Jazeera Operations Command, said one suicide bomber blew himself up inside Aboud’s office, while the other three detonated explosives elsewhere inside the headquarters.

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