140309081956-iraq-suicide-bomb-0309-story-topA suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives killed at least nine people and wounded 50 at a police checkpoint in the southern Iraqi city of Hilla, police officials said on Sunday. Iraq has been beset with political and sectarian violence for months. More than 700 Iraqis were killed and nearly 1,400 others were wounded in terrorist attacks and other violence in February, the United Nations has said. Sunday’s attack happened at the entrance of the city, the police officials told CNN. Hilla is a predominantly Shiite Muslim city and lies about 100 kilometers (62 miles) south of the capital Baghdad. Two Iraqi journalists who worked at state run Iraqiya TV died in the attack, the station reported. MORE