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Three soldiers, four militants killed in Iraq violence

Three soldiers and four militants were killed on Tuesday in attacks targeting Iraqi troops in central and northern areas of the country, police said.

Militants clashed with army forces near a military checkpoint in the central city of Tikrit. Two soldiers and four insurgents were killed, including a senior al-Qaeda member, a police official told DPA.

In the northern city of Mosul, a soldier was killed and two others were injured when a bomb targeting their patrol went off.

The attacks come amid a surge in violence in Iraq, raising fears of a return to the sectarian violence that pushed the country to the brink of civil war in 2006-07.

Militants increase their attacks in Iraq during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

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