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


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