Two Iraqi police stations attacked, two gunmen shot dead
Gunmen attacked Iraqi police in two northern Iraqi cities, sparking battles that killed two attackers, police said Sunday.
The gunmen opened fire on the house of the Mosul police chief Saturday, police colonel Abdul-Azal Hazim said. According to The AP, the police returned fire and killed one attacker and injured another, he said Sunday
In the northern city of Kirkuk, fighters opened fire with machine guns on the headquarters of the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps on Saturday. Security officers returned fire, killing one of the attackers, said the corps' regional commander, Col. Anwar Amin.
Elsewhere, two mortar rounds landed near a British camp on the outskirts of the southern city of Basra at about 5:00 a.m. Sunday, a spokesman for British troops in the area said, adding there were no immediate reports on damage or casualties.
On Saturday, a Sunni cleric, Sheikh Dhamer al-Dhari, was killed by gunmen while walking near his mosque, the Association of Muslim Scholars said. Al-Dhari's half brother is secretary-general of the association, which published a statement last week cautioning against hasty elections. (Albawaba.com)
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