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Officials: Attacks across Iraq kill 4 as government troops besiege al-Qaida militants in Anbar
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 4:05 AM EST
Officials say attacks in Iraq have killed at least four people as government troops continue their siege of two cities overrun by al-Qaida in western Anbar province.
A police officer says a roadside bomb struck an army patrol southeast of Baghdad, in the Madain area, killing one soldier and wounding another.
The officer says another bomb hit a patrol of pro-government, Sunni militiamen in Baghdad's southeastern suburb of Jisr Diyala, killing one fighter and wounding four.
A medical official confirmed the casualty figures. Both spoke on condition of anonymity as they are not authorized to talk to media.