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Gunmen kill 6 Iraqi security officers
Sat, 02 Apr 2011 16:41:02 GMT
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Iraqi security forces stand guard outside the provincial council building in Tikrit after gunmen attacked the building and killed 58 people on Wednesday, March 30, 2011.
Six Iraqi security officers have been killed in an attack on a control post in al-Anbar Province 200 kilometers west of the capital, Baghdad.

Three soldiers and three police officers were killed in the dawn attack in the city of Kabisa on Friday. Eight other people, including four civilians, have also been injured, DPA reported.

None of the gunmen were killed or captured.

The interior ministry has also reported a bomb attack close to Al Mustansiriya University, which left one soldier dead and wounded three others in Baghdad.

Last week, 58 people were killed and nearly 100 more were wounded in an attack on the provincial council headquarters of Tikrit in the province of Salahuddin. Gunmen stormed the government building, using car bombs, explosive belts and hand grenades.

Iraq has witnessed growing violence since the US-led invasion of the country in 2003. Since the war began, more than one million civilians have lost their lives and about five million children have been orphaned according to recent research.

A security agreement between Baghdad and Washington specifies that all American troops will leave Iraq by 2012.

Some analysts believe that in an attempt to portray the country as unstable, the US has continued to fuel violence in the country in order to extend its stay in Iraq beyond the 2011 deadline.

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