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Five Killed in Attack in Northern Iraq

Members of an Islamic militant group and Kurdish soldiers exchanged gunfire at a military checkpoint in northern Iraq on Tuesday, killing five people, Kurdish officials and witnesses said. Officials of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, which rules the eastern half of the Kurdish autonomous province in northern Iraq, blamed the attack near the city of Sulaymaniyah on the militant Islamic group Ansar al Islam, which is suspected of having links to al-Qaida. The United States also has accused Ansar of cooperating with Saddam Hussein’s regime, which it accuses of harboring weapons of mass destruction in defiance of U.N. orders. Full Story

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