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BAGHDAD (AP) – Police and witnesses say U.S.-backed Iraqi soldiers have raided a home in southeastern Baghdad, killing two men inside and arresting an Iraqi soldier from an intelligence unit.

The U.S. and Iraqi militaries had no immediate comment on the report.

An Iraqi police officer says the raid took place before dawn on Wednesday in a predominantly Shiite district of the capital called Zafaraniyah. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to release the information.

A brother of one of the men killed said he had no idea what might have prompted the raid, which he called a “crime.” He only wanted to be identified by his nickname, Abu Mustafa, because of security concerns.

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