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Posted: Jun 7, 2014 3:05 AM

Updated: Jun 7, 2014 3:06 AM

BAGHDAD (AP) Iraqi officials say gunmen have stormed a university in the restive Anbar province west of Baghdad and are holding dozens of students hostage.

Police and army officials say the attack took place Saturday morning when gunmen stormed Anbar University near the provincial capital Ramadi, parts of which have been held by Islamic extremists and other anti-government militants for months. The gunmen have detained dozens of students inside the university dormitory, they said.

Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the media.

Topics: Iraq

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