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The official said the Iraqi army reports that police have returned to most of their stations that were attacked, except for those damaged in the fighting.
A British military spokesman, Maj. Charlie Burbridge, denied that "rogue" forces took control of the town. He said the situation had been defused.
"In the end, it was the Iraqi police force and army who moved together to deal with the situation, and they dealt with it reasonably well," said Burbridge, who said gunmen had dispersed.