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Monday, March 5, 2012

Checkpoint attacks kill 23 Iraqi police

(CNN) -- Gunmen in SUVs opened fired on numerous checkpoints in iraq's Anbar province early Monday, killing at least 23 police, authorities in Ramadi and Baghdad said.

One of the attackers was killed in the shootouts with officers, according to police officials, who said the rest of the gunmen -- dressed in Iraqi security forces uniforms -- fled to unknown locations.

The gunmen opened fired on each checkpoint after claiming to have papers for the arrest two officers from the city.

The shootings took place in Haditha, a predominantly Sunni town about a 360 kilometers (225 miles) west of Baghdad. Source