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Police Commander Dies in Anbar IED Attack
Captian of Amiriyat al-Falluja's Rapid Response Force Perishes in Roadside Blast
06/26/2009 10:19 AM ET
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An IED blast killed a police commander Friday near the town of Amiriyat al-Falluja in Iraq’s western Anbar Province, according to a media report in Arabic.

The police forces in Amiriyat al-Falluja, about 15 miles south of the city of Falluja, have announced that the commander of the emergency response forces in the town was killed in a roadside bomb attack targeting his convoy in the area.

Maj. Yasin Muhammad, the deputy director of Amiriyat al-Falluja Police told al-Malaf Press that an IED had been planted on the side of the road in the al-Fuhaylat village in the Amiriyat al-Faluja area.

The device exploded on the passing patrol of Capt. Rafi’ Adhal, the commander of the Amiriyat al-Falluja sector quick response forces, killing the officer on the spot.

The blast did not lead to any other causalities apart from material damage to the targeted vehicle, , Maj. Muhammad added.

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