Seven killed in Iraq suicide blast

At least seven policemen have been killed and 14 injured after a suicide attack in eastern Iraq, officials say.

A police officer says the bomber drove his truck containing explosives into the concrete blast walls outside the police headquarters in the town of al-Salam.

The town is about 75 kilometers (47 miles) northeast of Baghdad and close to the city of Baqouba, a former al-Qaida stronghold.

A medical official confirmed the causality figures. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorised to talk to media.

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