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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Six people were killed, including four soldiers, and 15 were wounded on Saturday when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest near an army checkpoint in Tarmiya, a town just north of Baghdad, police and medical sources said.

The bombing comes as the Iraqi army tries to capture Falluja, a stronghold of Islamic State west of the capital. Several bombings have hit Baghdad since the offensive on Falluja started on May 23.

(Reporting by Kareem Raheem and Ahmed Rasheed; Writing by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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