Iraqi forces kill three would-be suicide bombers in Diyala

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Iraqi security forces on Wednesday (September 19th) killed three men wearing explosive vests as they tried to attack a local police station in Habhab, Diyala province, the Iraqi Defence Ministry reported.

"Police and army forces managed to thwart the attack, engaging the suicide bombers who were wearing explosive vests and carrying hand grenades and machine guns in an attempt to enter the building and kill as many people as possible before blowing themselves up," Col. Dhia al-Wakeel, spokesperson for the ministry, told Al-Shorfa.

Iraqi forces killed the attackers before they could enter the building, he said, and search operations are under way for men suspected to have planned a follow-up attack.

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