At least 13 Iraqi soldiers were killed Monday when gunmen ambushed their military checkpoint near the northern city of Mosul, police said.
Another four soldiers were wounded in the attack, said police Brig. Saeed Ahmed al-Jibouri, director of Ninevah police.
The ambush occurred around 10 a.m. in the al-Abdaiyah area of Mosul, a mostly Sunni Muslim city 360 kilometers northwest of Baghdad, he said.
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