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Iraqi general reported among 15 soldiers dead in suicide attack

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.

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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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