Gunmen attack 2 jewelry stores in western Iraq, killing 2
Saturday, June 26, 2021 5:56 AM

Iraq, Jun. 26, 2010 (Xinhua News Agency) -- Unidentified gunmen attacked two jewelry stores in the city of Fallujah in Anbar province on Saturday, killing two store owners and wounding three people, a provincial police source said.

Six armed men stormed the two jewelry stores at about 9:30 a.m. (0630 GMT) in the al-Neziza marketplace in central Fallujah, some 50 km west of Baghdad, and stole unknown amount of jewels and cash before they traded fire with stores workers, the source told Xinhua on condition anonymity.

Despite the presence of Iraqi security forces at the marketplace the robbers escaped the scene in waiting cars outside the market, the source said.

Afterwards, Iraqi security forces sealed off the area to start a probe into the heist, the source said.

Sporadic attacks continue in the once volatile province of Anbar, which has been relatively calm for about three years after Sunni tribes and anti-U.S. insurgent groups turned to cooperate with the U.S. troops and Iraqi security forces against al-Qaida network in Iraq.