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  Iraq gun battle leaves 20 dead
Updated 14 February 2004, 12.24
Scene of the attack
At least 20 people have been killed in an attack on a government building in the Iraqi town of Falluja.

Up to 50 armed men are believed to have stormed the building in a bid to release prisoners being held there.

Reports said they moved from room to room, shooting people and freeing prisoners. Most of the dead are thought to be Iraqi policemen.

Falluja is located in an area where there is a lot of opposition to the US-led occupation of Iraq.

The same building was attacked two days earlier during a visit by a US commander. He escaped unharmed.

It's not known why prisoners were being held there. At least three gunmen are thought to be among the dead.

A further 30 people were injured.

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