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12 Iraqi Troops, Sunni Militiamen Killed In IS Attacks In Anbar

Twelve Iraqi soldiers and allied Sunni militiamen have been killed in a series of Islamic State suicide attacks in Anbar Province.

Officials said IS militants first shelled army and militia positions outside the town of Haditha, followed by two suicide bombings and three suicide car bombings.

Officials said five soldiers and three Sunni tribesmen were wounded in the violence on September 1.

Officials said air strikes by the U.S.-led alliance destroyed six IS vehicles and killed 13 militants as they approached the site.

Much of Anbar Province is under IS control.

Based on reporting by AP