At least 2 people killed in Iraqi suicide bombing 2009-10-19 16:51:36   Print

    BAGHDAD, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- At least two people were killed and seven injured, including policemen, in a suicide bomb attack on a police checkpoint in Iraq's western Anbar province on Monday,a well-informed police source said.

    "A suicide bomber blew up his explosive vest at a police checkpoint in Garma, just near the city of Fallujah, some 50 km west of Baghdad, killing at least two people and wounding seven others," the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

    There were no reports immediately available about how many policemen were among the killed and injured, the source said.

    Authorities in Garma blocked the entrances of the town as dozens of security forces deployed in the main streets while convoys of police and Iraqi army trucks patrolled the highway for fear of further attacks, the source added.

    Deadly attacks increased recently in the once volatile province of Anbar, which has been relatively calm for more than two years after Sunni tribes and anti-U.S. insurgent groups turned to cooperate with the U.S. troops and Iraqi security forces against al-Qaida in Iraq network.

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Editor: Wang Guanqun
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