Gunmen take hundreds of students hostage on Iraq university campus




 
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Gunmen take hundreds of students hostage on Iraq university campus
 
June 7th, 2014  
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Gunmen take hundreds of students hostage on Iraq university campus
By Kamal Naama RAMADI Iraq (Reuters) - Gunmen occupied a university in Iraq's western Anbar province on Saturday, taking hundreds of students and their professors hostage on campus, security sources said, in the third attack this week by militants who overran parts of two other cities. After fighting their way past guards overnight, the gunmen broke into Anbar University in the provincial capital Ramadi, parts of which have been held by anti-government tribesmen and insurgents since the start of the year. Security forces surrounded the university in Ramadi on Saturday and exchanged fire with the militants, who had planted bombs behind them and were patrolling the rooftops with sniper rifles. A professor trapped inside the physics department said some staff who live outside Ramadi had been spending the night at the university because it was the exam period.

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