Police targeted in Iraq bombing

Explosion kills 25 people and wounds 44 others 5km north of Ramadi.

    Iraqi police are often attacked in Ramadi, accused of being traitors by al-Qaeda and local groups

    Ramadi, 110km west of Baghdad, is the capital of the volatile Anbar province, a stronghold of Sunni Arabs.

     

    Fighters from al-Qaeda and local Sunni tribes are engaged in a bitter power struggle in the province.

      

    Iraqi police and soldiers are often attacked in the area, accused of being traitors by al-Qaeda and local Sunni fighters for collaborating with the US-led coalition and Iraq's government.

     

    Three suicide car bombers killed 20 people and wounded 35 others in Ramadi on Monday.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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