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Iraq troops arrest Sunni MP in Anbar, kill at least five -police

Source: Reuters - Sat, 28 Dec 2013 08:34 AM
Author: Reuters
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RAMADI, Iraq, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces arrested a Sunni Muslim member of parliament in the western Anbar province and clashed with his bodyguards on Saturday, killing at least five people, police sources said.

The dead included three bodyguards, a sister and a brother of the lawmaker, Ahmed al-Alwani, a member of the Sunni-backed Iraqiya bloc who has been critical of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the sources said.

"Army troops with police special forces were trying to arrest Alwani from his house, but fierce fighting erupted. Five bodies, including one woman, were taken to Falluja hospital," one police source said.

(Reporting by Kamal Namaa in Ramadi; Writing by Ahmed Rasheed; Editing by Alexander Dziadosz)

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