Five Iraqi police killed
Jul 27,2007 00:00 by UPI
HELLA, Iraq -- An Iraqi police source said an explosion in the city of Hella killed five officers while 36 alleged al-Qaida members were arrested around the country.

The source said two additional policemen were taken to a neighboring hospital for treatment, KUNA, the Kuwait News Agency, reported Thursday.

"The incident took place Thursday as a patrol from the Aqrab unit was driving in Hella," the source said.

Meanwhile, the source said U.S. forces arrested 18 alleged al-Qaida members in Taremiya, 11 west of Taji and seven in Mosul.

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