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Seven killed in gun attack on Iraq army: officials

  • Iraqi soldiers sit in a street of the city of Ramadi, west of the capital Baghdad, on January 19, 2014 as they take part in a military operation against anti-government fighters. The Iraqi army launched a major operation on the crisis-hit city of Ramadi, swathes of which have for weeks been controlled by anti-government fighters, officials said. AFP PHOTO / AZHER SHALLAL

BAGHDAD: A gun attack on an Iraqi army patrol just north of Baghdad on Tuesday killed seven people and wounded 13 others, security and medical officials said.

The shooting was the most serious incident in nationwide violence Tuesday that left 18 people dead, amid a protracted months-long surge in unrest that the authorities are battling to quell.

 
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