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US battle continues in Sadr City

Published 27/04/2008

Iraqi police say US helicopters are engaging Shiite militants in

Baghdad's embattled Sadr City district.

Two people have been killed and 12 injured in clashes between joint Iraqi-American forces and fighters of the Mahdi Army of cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.

The sprawling district with over two million inhabitants has seen continuous clashes between Shiite militants and Iraqi and US forces in the past month.

Elsewhere in Baghdad, police say a suicide bomber blew up a security checkpoint in the eastern neighbourhood of Zayouna killing two Iraqi soldiers and injuring five.

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