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The Iraqi police in Baghdad said Saturday (August 18th) that three Iraqi soldiers were killed and five others were wounded in an armed attack in Tarmiya, north of Baghdad.
"Al-Qaeda gunmen attacked two army checkpoints at a late hour [Friday] evening using hand grenades and machine guns, prompting violent clashes between the two sides in which three soldiers were killed and five others wounded. Meanwhile, a gunman was killed and another was arrested," Tarmiya police spokesperson Maj. Ali al-Mashhadani told Al-Shorfa,
Al-Mashhadani said the army forces are conducting operations in search of the other gunmen, who fled towards the southern area of town. The security forces hope to arrest them with help from local residents, he added.