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3 soldiers in Iraq shot dead

2012-11-03 16:05

Baghdad - Iraqi authorities say insurgents have gunned down three soldiers at a checkpoint near the country's capital.

Police officials said that the early Saturday shooting took place in Taji, 20km north of Baghdad, and two other soldiers were wounded.

Medics in a nearby hospital confirmed the casualties. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to talk to the media.

Violence has ebbed in Iraq, but insurgent attacks are still frequent.