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Seven Border Guards Killed In Northern Iraq Ambush

July 15, 2007 -- Gunmen killed seven Iraqi border guards today along the Iranian frontier near Penjwin, in the Kurdish-administered north of Iraq.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Border guards have come under attack in the past from the Islamist group Al-Qaeda in Kurdistan -- formerly Ansar al-Islam -- which operates in the region.

Also today, at least four civilians died when a car bomb exploded in central Baghdad, and three police officers were killed in clashes west of the southern city of Al-Nasiriyah.

In Al-Aziziyah, south of Baghdad, gunmen burst into the home of a local councilor and killed his wife and son. A Turkish driver was also killed in northern Iraq.

(AFP, Reuters)

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