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4,000 Iraq police killed in past 2 years

About 4,000 Iraqi police have been killed and more than 8,000 wounded in the past two years, the U.S. commander in charge of police training said Friday, but he said the force’s performance was improving and officials are working to weed out militiamen. Beefing up Iraq’s security forces is a cornerstone of efforts to stop the violence that has torn the country since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003. Police have been a prime target for attacks by Sunni insurgents. Sunnis accuse the Shiite-led police of helping fuel sectarian violence that has killed thousands this year. Full Story

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