Six dead in attack on security post west of Baghdad

Six members of the Iraqi security forces were killed just before dawn on Saturday when their control post in the village of Kubisa, 200 kilometres west of Baghdad, was attacked by armed raiders, a police spokesman said.

Last Updated: Apr 02, 2011, 19:24 PM IST

Ramadi (Iraq): Six members of the Iraqi
security forces were killed just before dawn on Saturday when their
control post in the village of Kubisa, 200 kilometres west of
Baghdad, was attacked by armed raiders, a police spokesman
said.

The men -- three soldiers and three police officers --
died in the attack at 5 am (local time).

Eight other people, including four civilians, were
injured in the attack in Al-Anbar province.

None of the gunmen was killed or captured.
Al-Anbar, which covers Iraq`s western desert, is a
former stronghold of the Sunni Arab rebellion.

Violence in the province had begun to tail off after
tribal chiefs, weary of al Qaeda attacks and backed
financially by the US, rose up against the extremists in
September 2006, forming militia dubbed "Sahwa", or Awakening.

PTI