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Insurgents Attack Police In Baghdad

28 March 2005 -- Insurgents attacked Iraqi security forces in Baghdad today, gunning down a neighborhood police chief and hitting a patrol with a roadside bomb.

Gunmen killed Colonel Abdul Karim Fahid, a chief of a police station in Baghdad's Dura district. Insurgents also killed a policeman and a street cleaner detonating a roadside bomb in a southeastern neighborhood of the capital.

Meanwhile, the country's National Assembly is scheduled to meet tomorrow.

The parliament is due to choose its leadership, but there has been no confirmation that a deal has been reached between the Shi'ite-dominated United Iraqi Alliance and Kurdish political leaders.

(AFP/AP)

Copyright (c) 2005. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036. www.rferl.org



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