Iraqis inspect a burnt-out car at the scene of car bomb explosion in the multi-ethnic northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on January 26, 2014. AFP PHOTO / MARWAN IBRAHIM
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Militants appeared to have captured at least five Iraqi soldiers near Fallujah Sunday, according to witnesses and online videos, as 13 people were killed elsewhere amid a nationwide surge in unrest.On Sunday, witnesses said between five and 22 soldiers, were captured by anti-government fighters who also seized several military vehicles.Another video shows militants driving two Iraqi army Humvees as Fallujah residents look on.Security forces have also been locked in deadly battles in Ramadi, where militants hold several neighbourhoods, and have carried out operations in rural areas between the two cities.Elsewhere in Iraq, nine people were killed in gun and bomb attacks, officials said.
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