Official: Bomb kills Iraqi provincial police chief

October 12, 2014 8:34 AM

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BAGHDAD (AP) — A bomb explosion Sunday killed the police chief of Iraq's restive Anbar province, Iraqi officials said, in a major blow to the Shiite-led government's efforts in fighting the lethal Sunni-led insurgency.

Anbar has seen a growing insurgency since early this year led by an al-Qaida breakaway group, known as Islamic State. Along with different Sunni armed groups, the group has fully controlled the city of Fallujah, parts of Ramadi and rural areas.

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