Wednesday, October 23, 2013

25 Iraqi Police Killed In Suicide Bombing Attacks In Anbar Province

You'll remember from the Iraq War that Anbar province in Iraq, the western province was the most fiercely fought as al Qaeda in Iraq had become entrenched there - it was only U.S. Marines that could have unseated that kind of stranglehold by the terrorists and they did exactly that.  Well, it appears that al Qaeda wants it back really bad and thus we are seeing some of the most coordinated terror attacks there since the end of the War.

The story comes from DAWN.

Suicide bombers, gunmen kill 28 in Iraq: officials

RAMADI: Gunmen and suicide bombers driving explosives-rigged vehicles launched a wave of coordinated attacks in Iraq’s Anbar province overnight, killing 25 police and three civilians, officials and medics said on Wednesday.

The attacks between 10:00 pm and midnight Tuesday in the west Iraq province also wounded 26 police, they said.

Militants, including those linked to Al Qaeda, frequently target Iraqi security forces and other government employees.

Four of the attacks struck targets in or near the town of Rutba, about 110 kilometres (68 miles) from the border with war-racked Syria.

A suicide bomber detonated a tanker truck packed with explosives at a federal police checkpoint east of the town, while militants armed with heavy weapons struck the police station in Rutba itself and another bomber detonated a vehicle at a police checkpoint to its west.

Those attacks killed 18 police and wounded 25, while three civilians died when another suicide bomber blew up a tanker truck on a bridge west of Rutba, the officials and a doctor said.

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