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Militants Launch Attack on Northern Iraqi City

Iraqi militants launched an attack on the northern city of Samarra, killing at least seven policemen before being repelled by helicopter gunships. Military officials say the assault began early Thursday when militants advanced on the town in pick-up trucks, attacking checkpoints and police stations. After entering the city, rebels took control of several areas, sparking heavy clashes resulting in casualties on both sides. Officials say reinforcements from Iraq's special forces...

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