At least 20 killed in Baghdad ambush
Thursday, 25 September 2008

AFP, BAQUBA, Iraq - Gunmen ambushed and killed 20 people -- 12 policemen and eight anti-Qaeda fighters -- in a village north of Baghdad on Wednesday, a security official and a medic told AFP.

The gunmen struck at around 3:30 pm (1230 GMT) in the village of Al-Dulaimat in the restive province of Diyala of which Baquba is the capital, the security official said.
 
He said the policemen and the anti-Qaeda fighters had gathered in the village when they were ambushed by the gunmen.
 
Doctor Ahmed Fuad of Baquba hospital confirmed it had received 20 dead.
 
"The bodies are riddled with bullets," he told AFP.
 
The security official said the area surrounding the village is a longstanding Al-Qaeda stronghold.

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