2 police officers killed, 1 wounded in separate attacks in Iraq

November 3, 2007 10:51


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Two Iraqi policemen were killed and one was wounded Saturday in three separate attacks south of Baghdad, police said. First, gunmen attacked an Iraqi checkpoint around 7 a.m. in Jbala, about 70 kilometers (43 miles) south of Baghdad, wounding one officer, police said. Half an hour later, a roadside bomb exploded next to a police patrol in Mahaweel, about 56 kilometers (35 miles) south of Baghdad, killing one officer and damaging his vehicle, police said. Then at 8 a.m., police said gunmen killed a plainclothes officer in a civilian car in central Hillah, 95 kilometers (60 miles) south of Baghdad.

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