Twin suicide blasts in western Iraq kill 9
BAGHDAD -- Two suicide bombers blew themselves up Monday front of a government office in Iraq's western Anbar province, killing nine people, security officials said. Many of the people killed and injured in Monday's violence were family members of police and soldiers who died Dec. 12 at the same location in another suicide blast. The family members were at the provincial headquarters to receive compensation for their losses, said Mohammed Fathi, a spokesman for the Anbar governor. He did not know how many of the dead were family members but said three policemen were killed in the Monday suicide attacks.