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Gunmen at fake Iraq checkpoint kill 10 border guards, 4 others

From Mohammed Tawfeeq
updated 8:28 PM EDT, Thu June 6, 2013
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Baghdad (CNN) -- At least 14 people, including 10 border guards, were shot to death Wednesday by gunmen pretending to be a military checkpoint on a central Iraq highway, police said in Ramadi.

The victims were driving in two vehicles near al-Nukhaib highway southeast of Ramadi in the afternoon when they were stopped at a fake security checkpoint manned by the gunmen in military uniforms, Ramadi police said.

Iraqi security forces are investigating the incident, and no further details were immediately available, police said.

Separately, a police officer was killed and two others were wounded after gunmen attacked a police checkpoint in the al-Jolan area northwest of Falluja on Wednesday morning, police said.

Ramadi and Falluja are in Iraq's Anbar province. Ramadi is its capital.

CNN's Michael Martinez contributed to this story.

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