5 Iraqi soldiers killed at Baghdad checkpoint

20:53, March 24, 2010      

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Insurgents attacked an Iraqi Army checkpoint in southwestern Baghdad on Wednesday, killing five soldiers, a security source said.

The attack took place at the Radhwaniyah area when unknown gunmen stormed an army checkpoint, killing five soldiers, the source from Baghdad Operation Command told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Iraqi security forces sealed off the area and conducted search operation, detaining 17 suspects for interrogation, the source said without giving further details.

On Monday, gunmen killed two policemen at a police checkpoint in the same area.

The attack came as the Iraqis across the country are expecting the results of the March 7 parliamentary election which will shape the future of the war-torn country.

Source: Xinhua
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