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Suicide Bomb Attack In Iraq Kills Seven

At least seven people were killed and 15 others injured in a suicide bomb attack in the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Monday.

The casualties were caused by the explosion of a tanker truck at the city police headquarters, reports said. The victims were mainly policemen.

The latest attack targeting Iraqi security forces took place in the hometown of executed President Saddam Hussain, which is a Sunni-dominated stronghold of insurgency.

The spate of terrorist attacks pose the biggest threat to provincial elections in Iraq, which is scheduled for later this month.

Despite security gains achieved with the help of foreign forces, many Iraqi provinces still remain volatile, and a number of occasional blasts have raised fears that sustained violence is returning to the country more than a year after U.S. troops completely withdrew from Iraq leaving the entire security responsibilities on domestic forces.

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