A suicide driver detonated a car packed with explosives at a security check-point south of Baghdad Monday, killing ten people and wounding 25, police and medical sources said.

 

Iraq, suicide attack

 

The blast happened as a convoy of Shi’ite paramilitary fighters drove past the check-point in Yusufiya, 15 kilometers (9 miles) south of the Iraqi capital, the sources said.

 

It caused casualties among police and army personnel manning the position, as well as Shi’ite fighters and civilians, they said.

 

The bombing comes as Iraqi forces launched earlier today an offensive on Mosul, the last city that remains under control of ISIS in Iraq.