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Seven IP Officers Killed, 28 Wounded in Attack in Bayji

Tikrit, Iraq
-- Seven Iraqi police officers were killed and 28 others were wounded when anti-Iraqi forces detonated a vehicle borne improvised explosive near a police checkpoint outside the Bayji Police Station on Jan. 17.

Twenty police officers were evacuated to the Bayji Hospital, and eight wounded police officers were evacuated to the Tikrit Hospital for treatment.

The Iraqi police are investigating the incident.

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