Many dead in attacks on Iraq checkpoints

Shootings and a suicide bombing have killed at least 16 security forces in remote Western town of Rubta.

    Many dead in attacks on Iraq checkpoints

    Shootings and a suicide bombing targeting security checkpoints have killed at least 16 security forces and wounded 35 others in a remote western town, Reuters news agency has reported, quoting police sources.

    Associated Press news agency, quoting police officials reported that eight of the deceased were policemen.

    Police officers said the first attack took place on Tuesday night in western Anbar province when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into a checkpoint at the entrance of Rutba, killing four policemen and wounding five others.

    Half an hour later, police said, other four policemen were killed and nine were wounded when gunmen launched separate attacks on three other checkpoints.

    Rutba local authorities announced a curfew in the town following the attacks.

    All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to talk to media.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.