Baghdad: A roadside bombing in northern Iraq has killed three soldiers, officials said on Saturday.
Two security officials say the bomb exploded at noon today, hitting an Iraqi army patrol in Badoush.
The town is about 20 kilometres northwest of Mosul, Iraq`s third-largest city and a former al Qaeda stronghold.
Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to release the information.
The level of violence has dropped dramatically in Iraq, although deadly attacks on security forces and civilians are still common.