Soldier killed, officer wounded by sniper fire south of Baghdad

Representational file photo.
Representational file photo.

( Baghdad – A source in the Ministry of Interior said on Thursday, that a soldier had been killed and an army officer was injured by a sniper in al-Latifiyah area south of Baghdad.

The source said in a brief statement obtained by, “This evening, a sniper targeted a [security] checkpoint for the Iraqi army in the vicinity of al-Latifiyah south of Baghdad, resulting in the death of one soldier and wounding an officer,” adding that, “A security force rushed to the area of the incident and transferred the injured to a nearby hospital to receive medical treatment and the dead body to the forensic medicine authority.”

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