Baiji police chief sacked after truck bombing

Iraq’s interior minister ordered the dismissal of Baiji’s police chief, after a suicide bomber killed at least 20 people and wounded 80 in the northern Iraqi town on Tuesday, an Interior Ministry spokesman said.“There was a decision by the interior ministry to fire the Baiji police chief,” the spokesman, Major-General Abdul-Karim Khalaf, told Reuters.

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