Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Officials survey the damage at the former site of the Tikrit police station

Iraq - A resurgence of insurgent offensives, which yesterday left at least 31 Iraqi policemen, one deputy provincial governor dead, and one police station destroyed in four major attacks, is expected to escalate further in the run-up to the January 30 national elections. The most brazen of the four was a full frontal assault on the Tikrit police station. The 12 police officers captured were executed and their headquarters destroyed.