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US soldier killed in police attack in Iraq

BAGHDAD — Two Iraqi policeman opened fire Tuesday during a U.S. military inspection visit in northern Iraq, killing one American soldier and an interpreter in an attack that deepened worries of possible infiltration of security forces battling insurgents in their last major base.

The shooting at a police outpost in central Mosul — which left three other U.S. soldiers wounded — was the fourth attack in the region since late 2007 with suspected links to Iraqi security units, which have struggled to uproot al-Qaida in Iraq from strongholds in Iraq's third-largest city.


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