Suicide bombers hit wedding in Iraq’s Saladin, kill 23

Thu 09 March 2017 11:40 GMT | 15:40 Local Time

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At least 23 people were killed and another 20 injured when two blasts tore through a wedding in Iraq’s Saladin province north of Baghdad, according to a local police officer.

“Suicide bombers targeted a wedding held by the Albu Nemr tribe in the Jazirat al-Hajjaj region west of Baiji city,” Ahmed Mohamed told Anadolu Agency.

Located some 280 kilometers north of capital Baghdad, Baiji is home to Iraq’s largest oil refinery.

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