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Militants kill 9 Iraqi soldiers north of Baquba

Iraqi soldiers load artillery shells onto a vehicle during clashes with Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) in the town of Jurf al-Sakhar, south of Baghdad June 30, 2014. (REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani)

BAQUBA, Iraq: Militants killed nine Iraqi soldiers and wounded 38 others in clashes north of Diyala provincial capital Baquba Wednesday, an officer and doctors said.

The militants attacked an army base in the Mansuriyah area, sparking fighting that lasted from the morning into the afternoon.

 

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