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Airstrike in Iraq Kills 11 Insurgents

BAGHDAD(AP) - The U.S. military says an airstrike on a militant
hideout north of Baghdad has killed at least 11 insurgents.
Military spokesman Maj. Derrick Cheng told The Associated Press
on Friday that ground forces searched the site after the strike and
found a cache of weapons, munitions and parts to build improvised
explosive devices.
It's not immediately known whether any civilians were killed in
the strike that an Iraqi security official said occurred Thursday
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not
authorized to talk to the media.
Cheng says the suspected insurgents were hiding near several
bunkers south of Balad Ruz in Diyala province. That's about 45
miles (70 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad.

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