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9 Iraqi soldiers killed in bombing

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The incident took place in Nineveh province
  • Off-duty soldiers were headed to Baghdad

(CNN) -- Nine Iraqi soldiers were killed and six others were critically wounded Wednesday when a roadside bomb struck a minibus near Tal Afar in northern Iraq, police said.

The bus was carrying off-duty soldiers who left their military base and were headed to Baghdad.

Tal Afar is in Nineveh province.