4 Iraqi soldiers killed in clashes north of Baghdad
Four Iraqi soldiers were killed and four others were wounded in clashes with militants north of Baghdad, the Iraqi Ministry of Defence said in a statement Tuesday (June 4th).
"Security forces early Tuesday morning conducted an operation in search of terrorists in al-Tarmiya, north of Baghdad," it said.
"The terrorists blew up an improvised explosive device (IED) targeting a vehicle of the Iraqi army’s 9th Brigade," the statement said.
During the ensuing evacuation, shots were fired at the Iraqi forces from a nearby orchard, prompting them to respond to the source of fire.
Three militants were killed in the clashes, the statement said.