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Suicide bomb attempt wounds Iraqi policeman in Karbala

BAGHDAD, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- An Iraqi policeman was wounded Saturday while foiling a suicide bomb attempt targeting a security barrier in western Karbala city, central Iraq, the military said.
An unknown individual driving a detonated vehicle sought to crash into a cemented search barrier in Karbala, military media unit said in a statement.
However, a police officer was able to foil the attempt by firing an RPG at the vehicle, destroying it and killing the driver as well before reaching the security barrier, it added.
The Iraqi officer sustained critical wounds due to the explosion, and was transported to the hospital for treatment, it noted. (end) ahh.rj.ma