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Suicide bombing on Kurdish party HQ in Iraq kills 18

Suicide bombing on Kurdish party HQ in Iraq kills 18

BAQUBA: A suicide bomber blew himself up at the headquarters of a Kurdish political party in Iraq's ethnically mixed province of Diyala on Sunday, killing at least 18 people, local officials and medics said. Most of the victims were members of the Kurdish security forces who were guarding the office of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) party in the town of Jalawla, 115 km (70 miles) northeast of Baghdad. A further 67 people were wounded in the blasts, the latest in a surge of attacks by militants who in recent days…