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16 Iraqis killed, 60 others wounded in suicide operation in military base

BAGHDAD, April 16 (KUNA) -- At least 16 Iraqis were killed and more than 60 others were wounded on Thursday in a suicide bombing inside an Iraqi military base in Habaniya, west of Iraq.
A colonel in the Iraqi army, who refused to reveal his identity, said in a phone call with Kuwait news agency (KUNA) that the explosion was caused by a suicide bomber disguised in military uniforms who entered the restaurant at a military base in Habaniyah with soldiers eating lunch, killing 16 people and wounding 60 others, most of them Iraqi soldiers.
He said the military authorities had begun an investigation to determine how the suicide bomber infiltrated into the army camp and broke through the security fortifications.
The source did not give further details about the incident and whether there were US soldiers among the killed and wounded. (end) mhg.tg KUNA 161528 Apr 09NNNN