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Iraq attacks on police kill eight

Iraqi anti-terror police stand guard at a checkpoint in Baghdad, on January 6, 2011. Attacks on two police stations northwest of Baghdad have killed eight people, seven of them policemen, officers and doctors told AFP.

Iraqi anti-terror police stand guard at a checkpoint in Baghdad, on January 6, 2011. Attacks on two police stations northwest of Baghdad have killed eight people, seven of them policemen, officers and doctors told AFP.  (AFP/File)

Attacks on two police stations northwest of Baghdad killed eight people on Tuesday, seven of them policemen, officers and doctors said.

Militants attacked police stations in the towns of Rawa and Aana near the highway to Syria in Anbar province, and also killed the brother of a local official, the sources said.

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