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Iraqi Insurgents Attack Another Police Station, Killing Four

A truck carrying fuel burns after it was attacked by insurgents in western Baghdad's al-Adel district today (epa) March 22, 2006 -- Insurgents in Iraq attacked a police station south of Baghdad today, killing at least four members of security forces.

Police say at least five other policemen were wounded in the attack in Madain. They also say at least 50 people were detained in raids afterward.

The attack came one day after at least 18 police were killed in a similar assault in Muqdadiya, north of the capital. Ten insurgents were reported killed in the fighting.

Insurgents in Baghdad today targeted Shi'ite Muslims returning from a religious commemoration in the holy city of Karbala. Police say at least two pilgrims were killed and dozens of others were wounded in the attacks.

Police also reported the discovery of six more dead bodies on the street of the capital, all apparent victims of sectarian violence between Shi'ite and Sunni Muslims.

(Reuters, AP, AFP, dpa)

Sectarian Iraq

Sectarian Iraq

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