Iraqi soldier killed, 9 people injured in Baghdad violence

13:26, April 14, 2011      

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An Iraqi soldier was killed and nine people wounded in gunfire and bomb attacks in and near Baghdad on Wednesday, the police said.

Early in the day, gunmen attacked a checkpoint manned by Iraqi soldiers in Tarmiyah area, some 25 km north of Baghdad, killing a soldier and wounding seven others, a local police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The attackers seized some weapons from the checkpoint before they fled the scene by their vehicle, the source said.

In a separate incident, a roadside bomb went off near a police patrol in Baghdad northern district of al-Waziryah, wounding two passersby, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Violence and sporadic high-profile bomb attacks continue in Iraqi cities despite the dramatic decrease of violence over the last three years.

Source: Xinhua
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