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Two soldiers killed in Iraq violence

Two Iraqi soldiers were killed and five security personnel wounded in three attacks, including a suicide car bombing, in central and northern Iraq, police said.

world Updated: Aug 13, 2010 07:26 IST

Two Iraqi soldiers were killed and five security personnel wounded in three attacks, including a suicide car bombing, in central and northern Iraq, police said.

A suicide car bomber struck an Iraqi army checkpoint Thursday night outside a military base in the village of Zaidan in Abu Ghraib area, just west of Baghdad, killing a soldier and wounding two others, a source from the operation command of Anbar province told Xinhua.

Also in the province, two policemen were wounded in a roadside bomb explosion in an area south of Fallujah City, some 50 km west of Baghdad, the source said.

In northern province of Nineveh, a soldier was killed and another wounded when gunmen attacked their checkpoint in western Mosul, the provincial capital city, about 400 km north of Baghdad, a provincial police source said.