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Gunmen and suicide bombers driving explosives-rigged vehicles killed 25 police and three civilians in a series of coordinated attacks in Iraq's Anbar province overnight, officials and doctors said on Wednesday.
A suicide bomber detonated a tanker truck loaded with explosives at a police checkpoint east of the town, while militants armed with heavy weapons struck the police station in Rutba itself and another bomber detonated a vehicle at a police checkpoint to its west, those attacks killed 18 police and wounded 25
Gunmen also hit a separate checkpoint in the city, killing another four policemen.
The violence was just the latest in a series of coordinated attacks to hit Anbar province, a suicide bomber detonated explosives at the entrance of the police headquarters in Fallujah, another city in Anbar, while a second struck the nearby electricity department headquarters.
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They met in secret, behind closed doors, calculating, preparing, selling an Iraq invasion White House officials said would end tyranny and bring new freedom to the heart of the Middle East. Things did not turn out that way. While some have moved out of the spotlight in the years since, others remain staunch advocates of the same policies that led America into a war of choice now generally seen as a massive strategic blunder