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Suicide bomber attacks checkpoint near new Iraq PM's house

 

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber attacked a checkpoint near the Baghdad home of new Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday, two police sources and local media said.

 

"The suicide bomber blew himself up at a checkpoint that leads to the prime minister's house," said one of the police sources.

 

There was no word on casualties. Officials in Abadi's office were not immediately available for comment on the attack. One official said: "We are in a meeting".