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Blast at Iraqi checkpoint kills 4 soldiers

Feb. 5, 2013 at 6:58 AM   |   Comments

BAGHDAD, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- A car bombing in northern Baghdad Tuesday killed at least four soldiers and wounded at least 16 others, security officials said.

Officials said a suicide bomber detonated his car at an Iraqi army checkpoint near al-Hut Prison in the Taji area of northern Baghdad, IraqiNews reported.

IraqiNews.com also reported police in Kirkuk Monday discovered four corpses of members of one family inside a building and the body of a teenager on the street, officials said.

Police said the four bodies showed evidence of gunshot wounds. The girl, estimated to be about 13 years old, had been strangled, police said.

The two cases were being investigated, officials said.

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