Insurgents Storm Iraqi Cop Compound

7 killed as suicide bombers battle anti-terrorism station
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2012 1:41 AM CST
Updated Jan 16, 2012 1:55 AM CST
Insurgents Storm Iraqi Cop Compound
Iraqi children look at a destroyed vehicle following a wave of bomb attacks in Ramadi.   (Getty Images)

Iraqi insurgents stormed a police station in Ramadi yesterday, triggering a firefight that killed at least seven people. The attack followed several car bombings throughout the city. The compound houses an anti-terrorism unit and a prison, reports the BBC. Attackers moved in after two suicide bombers who had infiltrated the building blew themselves up. "The attackers controlled the roof of the building, and clashes started between police and them," said a security commander. "After two hours, police forces entered the building and all the suicide bombers detonated themselves." The latest confrontation follows a suicide bomber attack the previous day on Shia pilgrims near Basra that killed 53 people. (More Basra stories.)

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