Militants attack two Iraq prisons, killing 26 soldiers, policemen

BAGHDAD Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:09am EDT

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Militants attacked two prisons in Iraq overnight, killing 26 soldiers and policemen during failed attempts to break in and free the inmates, police and medics said.

One of the jails was located in the town of Taji 20 km (12 miles) north of the capital, and the other in Abu Ghraib, on the western outskirts of Baghdad.

(Reporting by Kareem Raheem; Writing by Isabel Coles; Editing by Jon Boyle)

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Comments (5)
c-hitchins wrote:
Abu Ghraib? Still up to shenanigans, huh? Something about that place just attracts violence.

Jul 22, 2013 6:22am EDT  --  Report as abuse
my2sons wrote:
The Middle East will break down into a battle-ground sect v. sect. There will be few separate areas, such as Israel and perhaps Saudi Arabia and Jordan.

Jul 22, 2013 8:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse
my2sons wrote:
The Middle East will break down into a battle-ground of sect v. sect. There will be few separate areas, such as Israel and perhaps Saudi Arabia and Jordan.

Jul 22, 2013 8:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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