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Gunmen massacre 21 police officers in Iraq

A gang of gunmen wearing military-style uniforms killed 21 policemen in an early morning shooting rampage in western Iraq.

Security officials said the killings began before dawn when the gunmen kidnapped two police commanders from their homes in Haditha, 140 miles north west of Baghdad.

The gang then drove to the city and gunned down police at two security checkpoints.

Officials said at least 21 policemen and three of the gang members were killed in the shoot-outs.

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