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Twin bombs attack kill 6 Iraqi soldiers

2009-01-08 08:17:06 GMT2009-01-08 16:17:06 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

BAGHDAD, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- Two roadside bombs detonated coordinately near an Iraqi army patrol in the volatile province of Diyala, killing six soldiers and wounded three others, an Interior Ministry source said Thursday.

The attack occurred before dawn near the town of Jalawla, some 160 km northeast of Baghdad, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

An Iraqi Army officer was among those killed, the source said.

Diyala province, which stretches from eastern edges of Baghdad to the Iranian border, has been the stronghold of al-Qaida in Iraq network and other insurgent groups since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.

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