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Five Killed in Gunbattle in Northern Iraq

Iraqi police mistook a group of Iraqi soldiers for insurgents Thursday and opened fire, sparking a 10-minute gunbattle that killed five in the northern town of Rabia. In the south, protesters demanded their representative be named the country’s new oil minister. The soldiers in Rabia, about 90 miles west of the larger city of Mosul, were dressed in civilian clothing and were carrying guns, according to the region’s police chief, Ahmed Mohammed Khalaf. Full Story

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