March 5th, 2012
02:36 AM ET

Checkpoint attacks kill 23 Iraqi police

Gunmen in SUVs opened fired on numerous checkpoints in iraq's Anbar province early Monday, killing at least 23 police, authorities in Ramadi and Baghdad said.

One of the attackers was killed in the shootouts with officers, according to police officials, who said the rest of the gunmen - dressed in Iraqi security forces uniforms - fled to unknown locations.

The gunmen opened fired on each checkpoint after claiming to have papers for the arrest two officers from the city.

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  1. Jj

    Read the Obama care bill plZ. All Americans will suffer under it. 3.8% additional fees will be tacked onto the sale of your home to support obama care. I'm only 400 pages into it! Banansy I emplore you and everyone on here to read it. Dont ask me for references. You all have google. Dont act stupid and look it up

    March 5, 2012 at 4:50 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I implore you to never imply that I am stupid ever again.

      March 5, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. MORROCAN ROLL

    Can't let your guard down for a minute...

    March 5, 2012 at 4:54 am | Report abuse |
  3. Kerry

    This sort of thing was inevitable once the U.S. pulled out, regardless of when. Same will happen in Afghanistan.

    March 5, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I have to agree with you on this one.
      We never should have been there in the first place.

      March 5, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mr. Rogers

    LOL the gunmen killed 23 police and the police killed 1 gunmen!? I can see their police training has paid off
    For the other side..
    Don't get me wrong the loss of life is a sad thing thing but damn 23to1? Iraq better step it up..terrorist or Iran will own that country soon

    March 5, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |