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US army kills at least 60 militants this week in Iraq

dpa German Press Agency
Published: Thursday November 9, 2006

Baghdad/Cairo- The US army has killed at least 60 insurgent gunmen in separate operations in Iraq since Sunday, according to an official military statement. US troops in fighting north of Baghdad on Sunday killed 38 "terrorists" and wounded nine, the statement released late Wednesday evening said.

In Dugmat, 45 kilometres south of Kirkuk, US and Iraqi troops after coming under insurgent attack on Tuesday killed eight militants, the statement continued.

Previous US statements had also detailed the deaths of 14 suspected extremists in operations on Tuesday and Wednesday.

© 2006 dpa German Press Agency