Suicide Attack Kills 7 at Checkpoint Near Iraq's Kirkuk

Officials in Iraq are investigating a suicide bombing that left at least seven dead and 12 wounded. Charred wreckage is all that remains after police say an explosive-laden vehicle rammed into a checkpoint west of Kirkuk. The city lies on the front line of a dispute between the Shi'ite-led central government in Baghdad and ethnic Kurds. The Kurds want the city to be incorporated into their autonomous region in the north of the country.

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