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Five Iraqi soldiers killed in roadside bomb explosion

BAGHDAD — A Iraqi officials say a roadside bomb, targeting a two-vehicle military convoy has killed five soldiers north of the capital Baghdad.

A police official in Salahuddin province says the attack occurred on Saturday early afternoon near the predominantly Sunni town of Duluiyah, 45 miles north of Baghdad. Four other soldiers were wounded in the blast, the official said.

Doctors in the town’s hospital confirmed the death toll.

All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the media.

Violence has ebbed in Iraq in the past years, but Sunni insurgents still frequently target the country’s security forces in efforts to undermine the Shiite-led government.

Associated Press

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