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Gunmen Attack Iraq Checkpoint, Killing 6

Gunmen opened fire on a military checkpoint in northern Mosul, killing six Iraqis on Wednesday, while attackers in the south ambushed a group of Shiite pilgrims heading to a major religious festival — the latest sign of violence targeting the gathering that draws some 1.5 million people. In Mosul, four insurgents jumped out of a car near the checkpoint and began shooting, killing six Iraqis and wounding eight others before being shot dead by return fire, police official Ahmed Mohamed Khalaf Al-Jibori said. U.S. military officials said they did not immediately have information on the attack.Full Story

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