Suicide bomber kills 12 at checkpoint north of Baghdad

A suicide bomber has detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle near a checkpoint north of Baghdad, killing 12 people, officials sayA suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle near a crowded checkpoint north of Baghdad on Monday, killing 12 people, security and medical officials said. The blast at the entrance to the town of Khales also wounded 37, according to Diyala province police spokesman Colonel Ghalib al-Attiyah and health department spokesman Faris al-Azzawi. Attiyah said the checkpoint was crowded with cars, and that a number of them were burned in the blast.

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