IS attacks border checkpoint, kills 15 Iraq police

December 1, 2014 2:51 PM

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants attacked a checkpoint along the volatile Iraqi-Syria border on Monday, killing at least 15 Iraqi border policemen, officials said.

The attack took place in the town of al-Walid on Iraq's side of the border, according to a senior army official. At least five officers were also wounded in the assault. A government official in Iraq's Anbar provincial council confirmed the report but further details were not immediately available.

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