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Iraqi policeman killed in Islamic State attack

Islamic State (IS) militants have attacked an Iraqi police base in a town that is being used as a staging ground for the Mosul offensive, killing at least one policeman.

Police spokesman Captain Mahmoud Attia told the Associated Press that a sleeper cell of three IS fighters attacked the base on Sunday in Hamam al-Alil, some 20 miles south of Mosul.

Local television channel Rudaw, whose reporters were inside the base, said at least two suicide attackers entered the facility before detonating their devices.

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