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Gunmen kill at least 11 in attack on Iraqi army post in Baghdad, sources say

Gunmen kill at least 11 in attack on Iraqi army post in Baghdad, sources say

Monday, November 09, 2020, 17:01 GMT+7
Gunmen kill at least 11 in attack on Iraqi army post in Baghdad, sources say
An Iraqi Soldier from the 34th Brigade, 9th Iraqi Division, charges out the back of an MI-17 Hip helicopter during a joint air assault training mission between the Iraqi Air Force, the Iraqi Army and the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad around Camp Taji in Baghdad October 17, 2009. Photo: Reuters

BAGHDAD — Unidentified gunmen killed at least 11 people and wounded eight others including soldiers in an attack on an Iraqi army post in western Baghdad, police sources and medics said on Monday.

The assailants in four vehicles attacked the post in the capital’s southwestern district of Al-Radhwaniya using grenades and automatic weapons, the sources said.

The Iraqi military said in a statement that a “terrorist group” of four elements attacked a post of a government-backed Sunni militiamen, killing four people and wounding three.

The army and police forces have started an operation in search of the attackers, police sources said.

Reuters

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