“Iraq’s Court house in `Samarra ‘ has been broken into and four policemen killed in the fighting’

#AceWorldNews says that gunmen in military uniform broke into the city council and court house in Samarra in northern Iraq on Tuesday, Reuters reported, citing officials.

Four policemen were killed in the fighting, along with three civilians who were shot when Iraqi security forces opened fire to retake the site, a senior police officer said.

The militants held the facility for four hours until police and army stormed the compound.

A further 47 people were wounded, including 30 soldiers, policemen, the deputy head of the city council, Ammar Ahmed, and another member of the council.



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