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Reuters: Uniformed suicide bomber kills 23 Iraqi troops
A suicide bomber wearing Iraqi army uniform killed at least 23 people and wounded 29 at an army mess hall north of the capital, police and military sources said.
The mess hall was left in charred ruins after the blast in the town of Khalis, 60 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, the sources said.
The Baquba area has seen numerous attacks by Sunni Arab insurgents against the security forces of the new Shi'ite-led government.
IOL: Canteen explosion claims 17 lives in Khales
At least 17 soldiers were killed on Wednesday when a man dressed in an Iraqi army uniform blew himself up at a canteen on a military base north-east of Baghdad
A massive explosion took place at about 1pm inside a base in Khales and there are several dead and wounded
Most of the casualties were rushed to hospitals in Baquba, the provincial capital south-east of Khales