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Five policemen killed in suicide attack in Iraq

world Updated: Jan 24, 2009 16:44 IST

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A suicide car bomber targeted a police checkpoint in western Iraq on Saturday, killing at least five policemen, the police said.

"A suicide bomber drove his explosives laden car before midday into a police checkpoint in the town of Garma, 15 km northeast of Fallujah city," a police source said.

The blast killed three police officers and two policemen and wounded 13 people including six policemen, it said.

Fallujah, some 50 km west of Baghdad is part of the Sunni province of Anbar, which had been a major stronghold for Al-Qaeda militants in Iraq since the US led invasion of Iraq in 2003.