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Gunmen attack convoy, kill nine Iraq police: officer

Published on Jun 14, 2014 11:00 PM

BAGHDAD (AFP) - Gunmen attacked a convoy carrying the head of Iraq's anti-corruption watchdog north of Baghdad on Saturday, sparking clashes that killed nine policemen, an officer and a doctor said.

The attack on the convoy carrying Alaa Jawad, who was unharmed in the attack, also wounded 21 people and took place on the road between Baghdad and the city of Samarra.

It came as security forces fight to retake areas north of the capital seized by militants in a major offensive they launched on Monday night.

It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack, or if it was planned or a target of opportunity.

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