14 killed in clashes at Iraq's Interior Ministry

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Associated Press

Posted on May 8, 2011 at 12:31 AM

Updated Sunday, May 8 at 1:34 AM

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say 14 people including six security officials were killed when clashes broke out overnight between detainees and security personnel.

A ministry official on the scene said detainees being moved between buildings tried to overpower the security officials and take away their weapons.

In the ensuing melee, six police and eight detainees were killed.

Police and hospital officials confirmed the casualties.

All the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

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