Thursday, June 6, 2013

Iraq gunmen kill 14 people at fake checkpoint

At least 14 people have been killed at a fake security checkpoint manned by gunmen in western Iraq, officials say.

The checkpoint was reportedly set up along the main highway to Saudi Arabia, near the town of al-Nukhaib, in the predominantly Sunni province of Anbar.

One report said those killed were all policemen; another identified them as soldiers and civilians from Karbala.