11 Iraqi soldiers killed in bomb disposal accident

Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:38am EDT

MOSUL, Iraq, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Eleven Iraqi soldiers were killed on Friday in a roadside bomb disposal accident in northern Iraq, Iraqi security officials said.

The soldiers were trying to detonate a number of bombs in a vacant area in Bashika, east of the city of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, when the explosion took place, a senior police source said on condition of anonymity. (Editing by Charles Dick)

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