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Iraq: Suicide bomber kills 16 Iraqi soldiers

BAGHDAD (KWWL) - Iraqi soldiers heading for a canteen at a base they share with U.S. troops have been hit by a suicide bomber.

At least 16 are dead and another 50 injured.

An Iraqi army officer says the bomber walked up to the soldiers lining up for lunch and detonated an explosives belt. The officer described the explosion as "thunderous" and said it left bodies scattered all over.

It's not clear if any U.S. soldiers were at or near the scene of the blast. The American military hasn't said anything about the attack yet.

There is no word how the attacker was able to evade the base security and approach the troops.

Online Executive Producer Nate Leding

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