Iraqi Tribesmen Free Prisoners in Fallujah
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A police officer was gunned down in Iraq's western Anbar province on Wednesday when armed tribesmen attacked a local police station, a security source said.
According to the source, armed tribesmen freed all the prisoners held at a Fallujah police station before killing the officer and setting the entire building alight, World Bulletin website reported.
The Anbar province has recently been the scene of mounting violence between army troops and armed Sunni tribesman.
Violence erupted in the province earlier this week when government troops moved in to evict a months-old sit-in staged by tribesmen opposed to the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
Protesters had accused the government of discrimination and had called for its dismissal.