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Guerrilla Raid in Restive Iraq Town Leaves 22 Dead

Scores of gunmen firing mortars and grenades stormed security compounds in the Iraqi town of Falluja on Saturday, killing 14 policemen in one of the most daring raids in 10 months of U.S. occupation. Police said the police station and an Iraqi Civil Defense Corps (ICDC) compound as well as the mayor’s office were hit in a coordinated assault by about 70 guerrillas which left a total of 22 people dead, including four attackers and four civilians. A further 35 people were wounded. Just two days earlier, a top U.S. general survived an attack at the ICDC compound. At least 20 prisoners escaped from jails in the police station during the attack, the latest in a series of strikes on pro-American Iraqi forces apparently designed to undermine U.S. plans to hand back power to Iraqis by June 30. Full Story

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