Police: Two blasts kill 10 people in western Iraq

June 28, 2013 16:37

RAMADI, IRAQ - Two bombs planted inside a senior Iraqi police officer's car killed at least 10 people on Friday in the western city of Ramadi, police said.

The first explosion killed the police officer and the second bomb went off five minutes later as police and bystanders gathered around the wreckage in Iraq's Sunni heartland of Anbar, which shares a border with Syria.

"We were on duty at a nearby checkpoint when the car exploded. We ran to work out what was going on, but before we reached the car it exploded again," said a policeman at the scene. "Many people and policemen were killed."

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