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Gunmen Kill U.S. Soldier At Iraq Checkpoint

A U.S. soldier was killed by small arms fire late Sunday evening while manning a traffic control point in Al Qaim, Iraq, according to a statement on the Web site of U.S. Central Command. An undetermined number of assailants pulled up to the checkpoint, near Iraq’s border with Syria, in a vehicle and requested help for a “sick” person in the car, the Army said. Two people armed with pistols then got out of the vehicle and shot the soldier, the statement said. Soldiers at the checkpoint returned fire, killing one assailant and capturing a second, while at least one other assailant fled in the vehicle, the Army said. Full Story

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