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Spanish paramilitary policeman seriously wounded in Iraq

A major in the paramilitary Spanish civil guard was shot in the forehead and very seriously wounded in an “anti-terrorist operation” in southern Iraq. Major Gonzalo Perez Garcia, chief of security for the Spanish-Latin American Plus Ultra brigade, and an Iraqi police officer were shot during a raid on a house at Hamsa, near Diwaniyah, about 200 kilometres (125 miles) southeast of Baghdad. The defence ministry said in a statement that Garcia and two Iraqi policemen gave chase to gunmen who drove up to “the home of the leader of a terrorist group” while they were searching it, and were hit as the gunmen fled. Full Story

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