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    The attack on Saturday evening in the town of Balad Ruz was reportedly carried out by a suicide bomber.

    At least 14 people were killed and 18 wounded late on Saturday when a car bomb exploded close to a market in the town of Balad Ruz, around 70 kilometers northeast of Baghdad.

    According to reports, the explosion occurred around 100 meters from a security checkpoint at the entrance to the town, which has a predominantly Shiite population. 

    Balad Ruz is the capital of Diyala province, which has a mixed Sunni and Shia population and a diverse ethnic composition. No organization has as yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

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