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25 April 2024

Suicide bomber attacks Iraq, Syria border point

By Agencies


A suicide bomber blew himself up at a border post on the Iraqi-Syrian frontier, killing an interpreter and wounding six other people, the US military said Saturday.

The wounded included two US soldiers, two personnel from the US Department of Army and two customs security personnel, the military said in a statement.

The incident occurred on Friday at the Rabiyah border entry point, 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of the northern city of Mosul.

The military statement did not elaborate on the identities of the wounded Department of Army or customs security personnel.

US commanders say Syria is the main transit point for foreign jihadists crossing into Iraq. They say around 40 to 50 foreign fighters a month enter Iraq through Syria, most of them potential suicide bombers. (AFP)