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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Meet the deported nurse aiding asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

    Meet the deported nurse helping refugees at the border

    Francisco 'Panchito' Olachea drives a beat-up ambulance around Nogales, taking care of those trying to get to the US.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.