Four soldiers, including the commander of the Iraqi army's fourth regiment in Salaheddine province, were killed Wednesday (August 29th) in an armed clash with suspected al-Qaeda members, Iraqi police in Salaheddine said.
Four soldiers were also wounded in the clash.
"Ten gunmen attacked a military barracks using hand grenades and medium weapons while the commander of the regiment, a colonel, was inspecting the soldiers," Hasan al-Majmaie, the Salaheddine police spokesperson, told Al-Shorfa.
The clashes lasted one hour, he said.
"Two gunmen were killed while the rest fled to an unknown location," al-Majmaie said. "The security forces are searching for them to either kill or arrest them."