Bomb kills nine Iraqi soldiers during raid south of Baghdad
The army unit was responding to intelligence on a possible meeting of militant
In Iraq, nine soldiers have been killed and nine others wounded in an explosion during a raid of Islamic State militants south of Baghdad.
The army unit was responding to intelligence on a possible meeting of militant leaders at the house in Latifiya.
Iraq's military is waging a counter-offensive against Islamic State, which seized around a third of the country's territory in the north and west in 2014.
Meanwhile,Iraqi government forces have regained control of a remote western town of Rutba from the Islamic State group.