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Baghdad traffic police targeted in attacks

Monday, October 24, 2011 - 01:35

Oct. 24 - Bombers and gunmen targeting Iraqi traffic police kill at least five, including two policemen in a series of attacks in Baghdad. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Mourning in Iraq. Bombers and gunmen targeting Iraqi traffic police in a series of attacks across Baghdad killed at least five people, including two policemen on Monday. Militants struck in at least four areas of the capital, highlighting ongoing security risks as U.S. troops prepare to leave Iraq by the end of the year. Insurgent attacks on the usually unarmed traffic police have been rare. But Iraq started arming some traffic police after a series of attacks last year that killed dozens of people. In Monday's attacks, a suicide bomber killed one civilian and wounded seven others, when he blew himself up in Baghdad's west-central Mansour district In northern Baghdad, gunmen in a car opened fire at a group of traffic police, killing four people, including two police officers Three roadside bombs wounded at least 11 people, including nine traffic policemen in eastern Baghdad and another bomb attack wounded five people Monday's attacks underscore the ability of insurgents to hit multiple targets in the capital despite security improvements. All U.S. forces in Iraq will leave by the end of the year. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters.

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Baghdad traffic police targeted in attacks

Monday, October 24, 2011 - 01:35