A police officer says the bomber rammed his explosives-laden automotive into the checkpoint close to a industrial space within the northern, Shia-dominated Shaab neighborhood of the Iraqi capital on Monday morning.
He says 5 civilians and three troopers had been useless and as much as 14 individuals had been wounded.
A medical official confirmed casualty figures. Each officers spoke on situation of anonymity as they weren’t authorised to launch data.
Nobody instantly claimed accountability for the assaults, which bore all of the hallmarks of the militant Daesh group.
The assault comes as Iraqi forces are poised to push into Fallujah to retake the town west of Baghdad from Daesh militants.