25 police killed in western Iraq

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Gunmen went on a shooting spree in the western Iraqi town of Haditha, killing 25 policemen in a series of confrontations, kidnappings, and car chases. Disguised as Iraqi military officials and carrying forged arrest warrants for police officials, the gunmen killed the police manning the checkpoint on the outskirts of town, kidnapped several police commanders from their homes and killed them, and fought with other police before escaping back into the desert. “We consider this attack as a serious security breach, and we believe that al Qaeda or groups linked to it are behind this,” said a spokesman for the governor of the province.