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Official: Bomb attack kills police chief of Iraq's restive Anbar province

  • A man looks at the site of a car bomb attack in the Shula neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. A series of car bomb attacks in Iraq's capital killed and wounded dozens of people in Shiite areas Saturday, authorities said. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    A man looks at the site of a car bomb attack in the Shula neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. A series of car bomb attacks in Iraq's capital killed and wounded dozens of people in Shiite areas Saturday, authorities said. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman reacts to the carnage at the site of a car bomb attack in the Shula neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. A series of car bomb attacks in Iraq's capital killed and wounded dozens of people in Shiite areas Saturday, authorities said. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    A woman reacts to the carnage at the site of a car bomb attack in the Shula neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. A series of car bomb attacks in Iraq's capital killed and wounded dozens of people in Shiite areas Saturday, authorities said. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)  (The Associated Press)

  • Civilians gather at the site of a car bomb attack in the Shula neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. A series of car bomb attacks in Iraq's capital killed and wounded dozens of people in Shiite areas Saturday, authorities said. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    Civilians gather at the site of a car bomb attack in the Shula neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. A series of car bomb attacks in Iraq's capital killed and wounded dozens of people in Shiite areas Saturday, authorities said. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)  (The Associated Press)

A provincial official says a bomb explosion has killed the police chief of Iraq's restive Anbar province.

Councilman Faleh al-Issawi says the bomb went off Sunday morning near a convoy including Brig. Gen. Ahmed al-Dulaimi in the vast province west of Baghdad. The convoy had been traveling through an area to the north of the provincial capital, Ramadi.

It was not immediately clear if others were killed. The councilman said Iraqi security forces had recaptured the area from the militants a day earlier.

Anbar has seen a growing Sunni-led insurgency since early this year. Sunni armed groups led by an al-Qaida breakaway group, known as Islamic State, have fully controlled the city of Fallujah, parts of Ramadi and rural areas.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.