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Iraqi general reported among 15 soldiers dead in suicide attack

Dec. 21, 2013 at 12:59 PM

BAGHDAD, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- An Iraqi general is among at least 15 military personnel killed Saturday in a suicide attack near the Syrian border, authorities say.

Maj. Gen. Mohammed al-Karawi died in the attack in Rutba in western Anbar province, Voice of America reported.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Violence in Iraq this year has been the worst since 2008, and spiked after security forces raided a Sunni protest camp north of Baghdad in April.

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