Police stations attacked

November 7th, 2004  

Topic: Police stations attacked


CNN) -- Militants have struck three police stations near the city of Ramadi, with Iraqi authorities saying at least 21 people have been killed, many of them officers.

Insurgents used rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire to kill, and in some cases kidnap, police officers in near simultaneous attacks on Sunday morning, officials said, with one senior Iraqi official among the dead.

It is the second day in a row where insurgents have launched deadly coordinated attacks in the al-Anbar province, west of Baghdad, targeting Iraq's fledgling security forces.

On Saturday, 34 people were killed and dozens were wounded after car bombings and mortars hit the restive city of Samarra, a Sunni city that had been a center of support for former leader Saddam Hussein