Three Islamic State car bombs hit Iraq-Jordan border crossing, four dead




 
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Three Islamic State car bombs hit Iraq-Jordan border crossing, four dead
 
April 25th, 2015  
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Three Islamic State car bombs hit Iraq-Jordan border crossing, four dead
BAGHDAD/AMMAN (Reuters) - Three suicide car bombs exploded at a border crossing between Iraq and Jordan on Saturday, killing four soldiers, a witness and an Iraqi border police source said, in an attack claimed shortly afterwards by Islamic State. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attack in a video, saying it had targeted a government complex, control point for the border crossing, and army patrol, according to monitoring group SITE. The Iraqi government announced a new offensive this month to recapture parts of Anbar, Iraq's Sunni Muslim heartland, from Islamic State, but the Sunni militants struck back by attacking Ramadi, the Baiji refinery, and al-Thirthar dam.

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