Suicide bomber kills 12 in Iraq, sparks fighting between security forces and ISIS

January 12, 2015 4:29 PM

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BAGHDAD – A suicide car bomb killed 12 Shiite militiamen and Iraqi soldiers Monday in a town north of Baghdad, authorities said, sparking a battle between security forces and fighters with the extremist Islamic State group.

The suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into a gathering of soldiers and Shiite fighters in the town of Abasiyat, just south of Tikrit, 80 miles north of Baghdad, police said.

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