Gunmen attack Iraqi checkpoint

All five of those killed are Kurdish soldiers.

    Iraqi soldiers arrested 14 alleged armed men connected to the attack [AFP]

    The soldiers then raided a nearby village, capturing 14 alleged armed men connected to the attack.

     

    In a separate raid in another village west of Kirkuk the army captured four suspected al-Qaeda members.

      

    All five of those killed were Kurdish soldiers charged with guarding the country's oil infrastructure running along a corridor of Sunni farming towns west of Kirkuk, which is home to some of Iraq's largest reserves.

     

    In a separate incident, also west of Kirkuk, two more Iraqi army soldiers were killed and another two wounded when their patrol was hit by a roadside bomb, according to Iraqi army Major Sherzad Baziani.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    Sadly but frankly, Donald Trump is not going anywhere

    Sadly but frankly, Donald Trump is not going anywhere

    Trump isn't going to be impeached by this or perhaps any future Congress as currently constituted.

    Defeating ISIL

    Defeating ISIL

    An animated timeline of how ISIL captured and lost key cities in Syria and Iraq.