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Iraq Soldiers Kill 31 Insurgents in Firefight

April 25, 2013

Iraqi security forces have killed at least 31 insurgents in fighting in the north of the country, a senior police official said on Thursday.

The gunbattle followed the insurgents' takeover of a police station in the city of Mosul, some 400 kilometres north of the capital Baghdad, added Mahdi al-Gharawi, the police chief in Mosul.

"Seventeen policemen held inside (the building) were also freed and a large number of terrorists were detained in the three-hour operation," he added.

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Source: Copyright 2013 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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