Iraqi officials say at least 11 policemen and seven members of a US-backed Sunni group have been killed in an ambush northeast of Baghdad.
The head of the Diyala provincial council Ibrahim Bajilan says gunmen opened fire on a group of Iraqi policemen and members of a US-allied Sunni group near Khan Bani Saad.
He says 11 policemen and seven members of the so-called awakening council were killed.
The information was confirmed by a police officer in the provincial military operations center in nearby Baqouba, Diyala's capital.
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