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8 soldiers killed, wounded in two separate attacks in Baghdad

The ruins of a vehicle of an army patrol caused by a car bomb. Archival photo.
The ruins of a vehicle of an army patrol caused by a car bomb. Archival photo.


(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi police said on Wednesday, that eight soldiers had been either killed or wounded in two separate attacks in northern and western Baghdad.

The source said in a brief statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Today, unidentified militants, driving four-wheel drive vehicles, dressed in military uniforms, attacked a checkpoint belonging to the army in the district of al-Tarmiyah, located in northern Baghdad,” noting that, “[The militants] opened their fire against its elements (soldiers), resulting in the death of one soldier.”

The source, who requested to remain anonymous, also added, “Today, an explosive device exploded targeting a convey for the army in the village of al-Anaz in Abu Gharib District in western Baghdad,” pointing out that, “[The attack] resulted in killing six soldiers and injuring another.”


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