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Three Iraq policemen killed in Anbar province

AFP reports:

Insurgents attacked an Iraqi police station near the Syrian border early Wednesday morning and killed three policemen, including a captain, security and medical officials said.

Police managed to kill one of the gunmen who carried out the 3:00 am (0000 GMT) attack in the town of Al-Qaim, in the mostly Sunni Anbar province west of Baghdad, and wounded another. A third shooter escaped.

"Three police -- two policemen and a captain -- were killed when several armed men attacked the police station at about 3:00 am," said police Captain Mohanned Mukhlif Hamadi.

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