Gunmen kill 7 Iraqi soldiers

Seven Iraqi soldiers were killed in clashes with gunmen on Thursday, more than 300 people have been killed in violence over the past week

Gunmen kill 7 Iraqi soldiers

World Bulletin/News Desk

Seven Iraqi soldiers were killed in clashes with gunmen on Thursday, police and hospital sources said, as fears mount that Iraq might slide back into bloody sectarian strife.

More than 300 people have been killed in violence over the past week. More than 700 died in April, according to the United Nations, the highest monthly toll in almost five years.

Unidentified gunmen fired on an army checkpoint in Taji, 20 km (12 miles) north of the capital Baghdad overnight, killing four soldiers, police and hospital sources said.

In the western province of Anbar, three soldiers were killed during a two-hour gunbattle with men who attacked a checkpoint controlled by government-backed Sunni fighters in Garma, 9 km (six miles) east of the city of Falluja, police said.

There was no word on casualties among the attackers, or on their identity.

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