Suicide bomber kills local leader in Iraq

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Mosul, Dec 21: A suicide bomber killed a local leader in northern Iraq on Monday, Dec 21, police said.

The bomber detonated an explosive vest as leaders from the town of Tal Afar in northwest of Baghdad, were leaving for a funeral, police said.

A police official said that Hussein Akris, an independent politician who heads the Tal Afar governing council, was killed in the attack.

One of Akris' bodyguards was also killed and seven others, local politicians and guards, were wounded, police said.

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