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Suicide bomber kills 37 at crowded Iraq checkpoint

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A suicide bomber killed 37 people, including two state television employees, at a checkpoint near Baghdad Sunday, after Iraq's premier accused Riyadh and Doha of fuelling bloodshed in the country. 

A picture taken on March 9, 2014 shows burnt out vehicles at the site of a suicide bombing that killed at least 34 people at a checkpoint near Baghdad

Iraq has been hit by a year-long surge in violence that has reached levels not seen since 2008, driven principally by widespread discontent among its Sunni Arab minority and by the civil war in neighbouring Syria.

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