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    Oct 2009

    Iraq - Gunmen take hundreds of students hostage on Iraq university campus


    Gunmen take hundreds of students hostage on Iraq university campus

    "Gunmen occupied a university in Iraq's western Anbar province on Saturday, taking hundreds of students and their professors hostage on campus, security sources said, in the third attack this week by militants who overran parts of two other cities.

    After fighting their way past guards overnight, the gunmen broke into Anbar University in the provincial capital Ramadi, parts of which have been held by anti-government tribesmen and insurgents since the start of the year.

    Security forces surrounded the university in Ramadi on Saturday and exchanged fire with the militants, who had planted bombs behind them and were patrolling the rooftops with sniper rifles.

    Sources in Ramadi hospital said they had received the bodies of two people, one of them a student and the other a policeman".

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    Oct 2009
    http://time.com/2843172/iraq-militan...campaign=Feed: time/tops

    "BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants stormed a university filled with hundreds of students in Iraq’s restive Anbar province Saturday, briefly taking students hostage before withdrawing from the school amid gunfire, officials and witnesses said."

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