Deadly clashes erupt at Iraqi police headquarters in Fallujah

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A coordinated attack including several gunmen and two suicide bombers has killed five policemen in a former al-Qaeda stronghold in Iraq, officials said.

According to a police officer, speaking to the Associated Press, one bomber detonated his explosives-laden belt at the main checkpoint outside police headquarters in the central city of Fallujah on Monday morning.

A second bomber blew himself up near the headquarters’ gates as security forces engaged in a shout out with gunmen, who later fled the scene.


The attack wounded nine policemen, reported the Associated Press.

A medical official confirmed the causality figures. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to make public statements.

Fallujah, a former insurgent stronghold, is 65 kilometers west of Baghdad.

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