Baghdad suicide bombing kills at least 5

The Baghdad military command said the suicide bomber targeted a checkpoint near Aden Square in northern Baghdad.
Updated 13 January 2018
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Baghdad suicide bombing kills at least 5

BAGHDAD: A suicide bomb attack near a security checkpoint in the Iraqi capital killed at least five people on Saturday, a police officer said.
The officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, had earlier gave an “initial toll of three people killed and 11 wounded” in the attack.
The Baghdad military command said the suicide bomber targeted a checkpoint near Aden Square in northern Baghdad.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but most such attacks in Iraq are the work of the Islamic State jihadist group.
In December, the government announced the “end of the war” against IS, which has been expelled from the Baghdad region and urban areas of Iraq that it controlled.
Jihadist elements are still active, however, north of Baghdad.


Yemeni vice president: Arab coalition foiled Iran’s project to overthrow Yemen

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Yemeni vice president: Arab coalition foiled Iran’s project to overthrow Yemen

DUBAI: Yemeni Vice President Lt. Gen Ali Mohsen Saleh said on Sunday that the Arab coalition foiled Iran’s attempts to overthrow his country, Saudi state-news agency Al-Ekhbariya reported.
During a meeting with Yemeni Ministry of Defense officials and Arab coalition leaders in Marib, Mohsen said the Iran-backed Houthi militia were targeting not only Yemen but also the security of the region and were seeking to undermine international peace.
The Yemeni vice president praised the Yemeni army’s victories in the Al-Bayda, Al-Jawf, Taiz, Al-Hodeidah, Midi provinces, as well as other fronts.