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Three blasts have rocked the Iraqi city of Ramadi, west of Baghdad, killing at least 22 people and wounding 61, police said on Sunday 10/11/2009.

 A car packed with explosives ploughed into a concrete wall at the police headquarters in Ramadi. A motorcycle bomb then went off among the crowd that gathered (see also – Mosul 09.09.09 ).

The third blast, an apparent car bomb, went off outside a local hospital.

A curfew has been imposed in Ramadi, capital of Anbar province, which was once a centre of the Sunni insurgency.

Anbar has been relatively stable since Sunni fighters turned against Al Qaeda and joined forces with the US and Iraqi security forces (see Awakening Councils). Recent weeks have seen a series of attacks on police and Iraqi army checkpoints in Anbar.

On Tuesday 10/06/2009, a car bomb killed at least nine people in a market in Falluja. Earlier in the week, a suicide bomber killed six mourners at a funeral in Haditha.

The dead and injured in the latest attacks include both police and civilians.
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