Suspected al-Qaeda gunmen attack Abu Ghraib security checkpoint

  • COMMENT

    1

  • Print this article
  • increase decrease

Two suspected al-Qaeda gunmen were killed Tuesday (February 26th) when they clashed with a police force at a security checkpoint in Abu Ghraib, west of the capital Baghdad, police said.

"Masked gunmen used bombs and machine guns Tuesday morning to attack a security checkpoint in al-Hamdaniya in an attempt to capture it and kill policemen there, prompting violent clashes that killed two gunmen and led to the arrest of a third, while two others fled," Abu Ghraib police chief Col. Sabah al-Falahi told Al-Shorfa.

"Four policemen were wounded, including one critically," he said, adding that "initial information indicates the attackers" were al-Qaeda members.

Police are conducting operations in search of the fugitive gunmen, al-Falahi said.

ADD A COMMENT (COMMENT POLICY) * DENOTES REQUIRED FIELD

  • READER COMMENTS

    محمد

    2013-3-7

    I’m confounded by the actions of al-Qaeda terrorists in Iraq nowadays. They want to obliterate everything and everybody in Iraq. They never wait for anything or any reason in order to carry out what they are doing since they always conduct assassinations directly or indirectly as well as unfathomable bombings across Iraq. The recent incident in which an Abu Ghuraib checkpoint was attacked shows how bad the intentions of these terrorists are as they want nothing but destruction and devastation for the Iraqi people.