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10 gunmen killed in Iraq

world Updated: Sep 22, 2007 19:49 IST

Joint US-Iraqi troops killed 10 gunmen, wounded another and arrested 16 suspected militants in a military operation in the northern Iraqi city of Baquba, news reports said citing authorities.

According to Voices of Iraq news agency, a spokesman for Diyala's so-called Operations Command said that the killing and arrests had taken place on Saturday across Baquba's Balour village, al-Aaskari neighbourhood and the areas of al-Safar and al-Jalali.

Three caches of arms and ammunition were discovered during the operation, Staff Colonel Ragheb Radi al-Omiri told the local agency.

In a separate incident, an explosive charge targeting a police patrol reportedly went off in al-Abara district in northern Baquba, the capital of Diyala province, wounding four civilians.