6 policemen killed in attacks on police HQ in Iraq's Fallujah

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At least six policemen were killed and 14 others injured on Thursday in multiple suicide car bomb, mortar and shooting attacks on a police headquarters in the city of Fallujah, west of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, said the police.

The attacks began in the afternoon when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into the rear gate of the police headquarters compound in central Fallujah, some 50 km west of Baghdad, and blew it up, a local police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

In the meantime, six mortar rounds struck the compound, while fierce clashes erupted when some 40 gunmen opened fire on the policemen guarding the headquarters, the source said, adding that there is no immediate report about casualties among the gunmen.

However, the police believe that some of the attackers were killed and wounded after the police found some stains of blood in the area around the headquarters.

"The police reports showed that at least six policemen were killed and 13 wounded, in addition to a civilian," the source said.

The latest attacks are part of a series of deadly ones targeting the Iraqi security forces during the day in Iraq's western province of Anbar.

Insurgent attacks are still common in the volatile Sunni Arab area in western Baghdad that stretches through Anbar province to Iraq's western border with Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

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