Baghdad, March 14 (IANS) Eleven soldiers were killed and over 25 others were wounded Monday in a suicide car bomb attack in eastern Iraq, Xinhua reported.
The attack took place in the town of Kan’an, 20 km east of the Diyala provincial capital of Baquba.
A provincial police official confirmed the fatalities. The suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into the compound of a government building in Kan’an, he said requesting anonymity. Twenty-nine people were wounded.
The security forces have, meanwhile, cordoned off the blast site and the dead and the injured were brought to the main hospital in Baquba, 65 km northeast of Baghdad.
Diyala province has been a stronghold of the Al Qaeda terrorist network in Iraq.