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Suicide bomb blast: 14 killed, dozen injured in Iraq camp

Anbar, Iraq: A suicide bomb blast occurred on Sunday at a camp for displaced Iraqis in Anbar province. The attack had killed 14 people and left 13 injured, a police major said.

As per a report by HT, the blast was done at the camp in the 60 Kilo area, west of Anbar capital Ramadi. The doctor and the major both said that most of the victims were women and children. Moreover, two security personnel including a captain were among the dead, the officer told.

It is not been yet claimed that who is responsible for the attack, but the Islamic State group frequently carries out suicide bombings targeting civilians in Iraq.

Iraqi forces retook the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah from IS, but the militants still hold areas in western Anbar, and the province faces major security challenges. IS overran large areas North and West of Baghdad in 2014. However, Iraqi forces backed by US-led air strikes and other support have since regained territories they had lost.