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Officials: Gunmen launch attack on military base in northern Iraq, kill 10 soldiers
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, April 17, 2014 5:48 AM EDT
Iraqi officials say militants have attacked a military base in the country's north, killing at least 10 soldiers.
A group of gunmen then opened fire from apparently commandeered military Humvees.
The officials say at least 10 troops were killed and 12 were wounded. Eight militants were also killed in the ensuing shootout.
A medical official confirmed the causality figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to media.
Mosul is about 360 kilometers northwest of Baghdad. The city and its surroundings have seen brazen militant attacks over the past months.