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2 Iraqi soldiers killed, 3 abducted by gunmen

FALLUJAH, Iraq — Gunmen killed two Iraqi soldiers and abducted three others in Fallujah on Saturday as hundreds of mourners gathered in the western city for the funeral of protesters killed during a shooting by Army troops a day earlier, according to officials.

The attacks and kidnappings appeared to be in retaliation for the deaths of protesters in clashes Friday, and are likely to further strain tensions between Iraq’s minority Sunnis and the Shi’ite-led central government.

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