Nine Iraqi policemen killed by twin blast west of Baghdad

Other News Materials 5 April 2009 13:50 (UTC +04:00)

Two simultaneous explosions killed nine policemen on Sunday in Anbar province west of Baghdad, police said, according to dpa.

A police source told the German Press Agency dpa that the bombs ripped though a patrol in Faluja, 70 kilometres west of Baghdad, killing an officer and eight other policemen.

The Iraqi security forces took over security responsibility for the Sunni-dominated Anbar province in September 2008 from the US-led Multi-National Force in Iraq.