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Hostages crisis ends in western Iraq with 3 dead


BAGHDAD >>  Iraqi officials say security forces have stormed a police station where gunmen were holding police and civilians hostage, leaving three people dead and bringing an end to the standoff.

Brig. Mohammed al-Fahdawi of the Iraqi Army’s 7th Division in Anbar province said three of the hostages died this morning along with all of the gunmen.

The gunmen were disguised as police officers when they entered the station in the town of al-Baghdadi in western Iraq and took police officers as well as civilians working there hostage.

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