Suicide car bomb explodes on highway near oilfields in southern Iraq

Flames emerge from a pipeline at Rumaila oilfield in Basra, Iraq, May 11, 2017. (Reuters)

A suicide car bomber blew himself up at a checkpoint on a highway near oilfields in Iraq’s southern province of Basra on Friday, police sources said.

Several people were killed in the blast at the Rumeila checkpoint, including two soldiers and a number of civilians in a bus, the sources said.

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