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17 Iraqi Officers Are Killed In Ambush of Police Convoy

Gunmen ambushed a large police convoy in a rural area north of the capital on Thursday, killing at least 17 officers, according to a police lieutenant. Elsewhere, an attack on a Shiite Muslim shrine and the assassination of a Sunni Arab politician’s brother threatened to further inflame sectarian tensions as Iraqi factions struggle to form a national government. The brazen assault on a convoy of 50 to 60 police cars erupted outside the town of Taji, 12 miles north of Baghdad, said 1st Lt. Mouayiad Shukor, an officer with the police rapid reaction force in Najaf province. Full Story

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