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Five Iraqi soldiers killed, four injured in attack S. Kirkuk

IRBIL, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- Five Iraqi soldiers were killed and another four were injured in an armed attack at a checkpoint in south of Kirkuk, an Iraqi police source said on Saturday.
The source told KUNA that a checkpoint operated by the 19th Brigade from 5th Division of the Iraqi army in Al-Azim region was attacked by unknown gunmen who opened fire on the soldiers, killing five of them and injuring of four others.
It noted the gunmen used various arms and took over the checkpoint for several hours, pointing out they fled to an unknown site after executing the attack. (end) sbr.ma KUNA 181429 Aug 12NNNN