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CAIRO, October 21. (ITAR-TASS). — A special operation of the Iraqi security forces ended on Monday with the release of hostages. The security forces took by storm the captured electricity department in Fallujah, Anbar province, according to Al Arabiya.
According to Iraqi Alsumaria TV broadcaster, six gunmen were killed, two of them carried suicide belts. The operation was carried out amid fight with the militants that attacked the department Monday morning and took 15 employees as hostages.
The extremists’ sally was preceded by two explosions outside the police headquarters of the city, located in the immediate vicinity of the electricity distribution station. According to the police, six suicide bombers were involved in the attack on the police department. A total of 20 well-armed extremists took part in the coordinated attack on municipal offices, Al-Arabiya reported.