BAGHDAD ø Sunni insurgents have killed at least 18 Iraqi police
the Sunni Triangle.
Officials said the police were killed in several attacks around Tikrit,
north of Baghdad on Tuesday. They said 12 of the officers were killed in an
attack on a station nearly 20 kilometers south of Tikrit.
The attackers were said to have captured the police station in Dijla
then executed 12 officers. The insurgents then dynamited the facility.
Insurgents also carried out four other attacks on police outposts in
Tikrit. In those attacks, five Iraqi officers were killed and three others
In Baghdad, a car bomb targeted an Iraqi National Guard commander, Gen.
Modher Al Mula, as he was leaving his home, the Iraqi Interior Ministry
said. Al Mula was identified as a Shi'ite staff officer.
In Beqouba, a police commander was assassinated by unidentified gunmen.