At least 11 people, including a member of the army, have been killed and eight others injured in a gun attack at an army checkpoint west of Baghdad. No group claimed responsibility for the attack. This information came from a British news agency Reuters report.

The bombing occurred shortly after noon in front of a police recruitment center in al-Radwania, southwest of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. Grenades and automatic weapons were used in the attack, Reuters quoted security sources as saying.

A statement from the Iraqi army said a checkpoint was attacked by a group of government-backed Sunni militants. It is claimed that four people were killed and three others were injured.

Iraqi government officials said the army and police had launched a search operation in the area after the attack.

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