Suicide bombers kill 10 in Iraq town

An Iraqi soldier stands guard at a checkpoint in the Iraqi town of Taji, at the entrance of Baghdad, on June 13, 2014Two suicide bombers detonated explosives-rigged vehicles on Monday in a town north of the Iraqi capital that has battled jihadist militants, killing 10 people, police and a doctor said. There was no immediate claim for the attack, but suicide bombings are almost exclusively carried out by Sunni extremists, including those from the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, which spearheaded a major offensive that has overrun swathes of territory since it was launched in June. The initial militant onslaught swept security forces aside, but Baghdad won its first major offensive victory of the conflict late last month, when federal troops, Shiite militiamen and Kurdish fighters broke the 11-week jihadist siege of the town of Amerli.

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