Skip to main content

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

From Mohammed Tawfeeq
updated 8:28 PM EDT, Thu June 6, 2013
Is Iraq unraveling?
Iraq still divided along sectarian lines

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.

ADVERTISEMENT
Part of complete coverage on
updated 10:42 PM EDT, Thu October 23, 2014
Successful launch of lunar orbiter, seen as a precursor for a planned mission to the surface of the moon, marks significant advance for the country's space program.
updated 3:15 PM EDT, Thu October 23, 2014
Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, shot while standing guard at Ottawa's National War Memorial, was known for his easygoing manner and smile.
updated 4:06 PM EDT, Wed October 22, 2014
Non-stop chatter about actress' appearance is nasty, cruel, hurtful, invasive and sexist.
updated 6:08 PM EDT, Thu October 23, 2014
CEO's 30-min Putonghua chat is the perfect charm offensive for Facebook's last untapped market.
updated 11:45 PM EDT, Thu October 23, 2014
Chinese leaders want less odd architecture built in the country.
updated 4:58 PM EDT, Wed October 22, 2014
Air New Zealand's new 'Hobbit' safety video stars Peter Jackson, Elijah Wood, elves and orcs.
updated 10:14 AM EDT, Thu October 23, 2014
A 15-year-old pregnant girl is rescued from slavery, only to be charged with having sex outside of marriage, shocked rights activists say -- a charge potentially punishable by death.
updated 11:33 PM EDT, Tue October 21, 2014
After sushi and ramen, beef is on the list of must-eats for many visitors to Japan.
updated 12:07 PM EDT, Mon October 20, 2014
Airports judged on comfort, conveniences, cleanliness and customer service.
updated 1:48 PM EDT, Wed October 22, 2014
Scientists use CT scans to recreate a life-size image of the ancient king.
updated 5:59 AM EDT, Wed October 22, 2014
Despite billions spent on eradicating poppy production, Afghan farmers are growing bumper crops, a U.S. government report says.
updated 6:21 AM EDT, Fri October 24, 2014
Each day, CNN brings you an image capturing a moment to remember, defining the present in our changing world.
Browse through images from CNN teams around the world that you don't always see on news reports.
ADVERTISEMENT