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

    Holding onto Hoxha: Guarding the last statue of communist Albania

    Holding onto Hoxha: Guarding the last statue of communist Albania

    In the basement of an old museum in a village in Albania, a 78-year-old woman protects the last remnant of a dictator.

    Still Here: A story of incarceration and gentrification in the US

    Still Here: A story of incarceration and gentrification in the US

    Many formerly imprisoned women of colour return to neighbourhoods transformed beyond recognition. What awaits them?

    The 'risky business' of tracking Rwandan fugitive Felicien Kabuga

    The 'risky business' of tracking Rwandan fugitive Felicien Kabuga

    The former chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda discusses the hunt for genocide suspects.