Iraqi officials say insurgent attackers kill 2 policemen north of Baghdad

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Iraqi authorities say gunmen have killed two policemen in an attack on a security checkpoint north of Baghdad.

Police say the attack took place early Friday. Gunmen opened fire on a group of policemen at a checkpoint in Buhriz. Two other policemen were wounded.

Buhriz, a former insurgent stronghold, is about 60 kilometers (35 miles) north of Baghdad.

A medic in a nearby hospital confirmed the casualties.

Violence has ebbed in Iraq, but attacks against security forces are still frequent.