14 killed in truck attack in Iraq

Militants have ambushed a truck convoy carrying Shiites in a remote area in northern Iraq killing 14 people, police said.

The attackers first fired mortar rounds at a nearby military base and bombed a communication tower to draw security forces’ attention away before intercepting the convoy.

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All the casualties were Shiite truck drivers from Baghdad and their helpers. Their bodies were found with gunshots to the head.