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14 killed in attack on police chief’s house

Carloads of attackers descended on a police chief’s house north-east of Baghdad at dawn yesterday, killing the official’s wife, two brothers and 11 guards, and kidnapping three of his grown children, Diyala provincial police said. The attack outside Baquba, which came when the police chief was not at home, was one of the bloodiest in months of violence around the city, where al-Qaida in Iraq and affiliated groups have been fighting US and Iraqi forces and rival local insurgents. Diyala provincial police said the attackers abducted two sons and a daughter of Colonel Ali Dilayan al-Jorani, head of central Baquba’s Balda police station. Their ages were not given. Full Story

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