3 policemen killed in attack in western Iraq

10:26, March 10, 2010      

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Three policemen were killed in a bomb explosion followed by gunfire in a village in Iraq's western province of Anbar on Tuesday, a provincial police source said.

The incident took place when gunmen blew up a roadside bomb near a car carrying three policemen in Hissy village east of Fallujah city, some 50 km west of Baghdad, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The blast was followed by small arms fire attack, killing the three policemen, the source said.

The attack came a day after the country's landmark parliamentary elections, in which Iraqis made a turnout of 62.4 percent across the country.

Anbar province which has been relatively calm in the past several years after Sunni tribes and anti-U.S. insurgent groups turned to cooperate with the U.S. troops and Iraqi security forces against al-Qaida in Iraq network.

Source: Xinhua
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