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By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Dhari Arkan
Iraqi security forces on Sunday battled gunmen who detonated a car bomb before blasting their way into a government compound and killing seven policemen in a one-time Sunni insurgent hotbed, police and local government officials said.
"There were explosions in other parts of Ramadi meant to attract the attention of police and engage them, because there was a bigger aim of the attackers, which was to occupy the main police station," Dhari Arkan, the deputy governor of Anbar, told the Associated Press in a phone interview Sunday.