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Armed insurgents attack two British military patrols in Iraq

BASRA, Sept 16 (KUNA) -- Armed insurgents have attacked two British military patrols in the southern region of Basra, a spokesman of the British force said on Sunday.
The spokesman said a military patrol was attacked, on Saturday, with mortar shells near Al-Zubair causeway in the south of Basra city. Another patrol was targetted with a bomb blast, late on Saturday, followed with volleys of machine-gun fire in the same region.
No losses were mentioned in the statement.
The twin attack followed recent withdrawal of the British forces from the southern city. (end) smj.rk KUNA 161402 Sep 07NNNN