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US army kills 22 fighters in Baghdad attack

The US military said on Monday it had killed 22 fighters who attacked an Iraqi checkpoint in northeastern Baghdad.

world Updated: Apr 28, 2008 08:32 IST

The US military said on Monday it had killed 22 fighters who attacked an Iraqi checkpoint in northeastern Baghdad.

The military said in a statement the fighters had attacked the Iraqi Security Force checkpoint on Sunday.

It said US soldiers had killed "the 22 criminals, forcing remaining enemy forces present to retreat.

"The criminals' small-arms fire was ineffective and there were no US or ISF casualties in the attack," the military added.

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