Suicide bombers storm Iraq ministry building, 18 killed

Posted: February 3, 2014 in Current Affairs, World Affairs
Tags: ,


Baghdad, Reuters—Six suicide bombers burst into an Iraqi ministry building, took hostages and killed at least 18 people including themselves on Thursday before security forces regained control, a senior official said.

The brazen attack on the building belonging to the Ministry of Transportation in northeast Baghdad coincides with a month-long standoff between the Iraqi army and anti-government fighters in the western province of Anbar.

A senior security source said the six militants took a number of hostages and killed four of them inside the building, which was used to receive visiting delegations. It was not immediately known where the other eight victims died.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack, but state buildings are a target for Sunni Islamist insurgents who have been regaining momentum in a campaign to destabilize the Shi’ite Muslim-led government.

More than 1,000 people have been killed in violence across Iraq since the start of the year, when militants seized control of two cities in the Sunni-dominated province of Anbar, bordering Syria.

For more
news visit our page : 
MagazineUrdu News, asianaffairs
Whole middle east     
     
Political magazine             Social affairs
Related tags:
Latest news, world news, current affairs, breaking news, arab
country news, daily news, Islamic news, india news, Pakistan news, , india Pakistan
news, current news, news headlines, Latest World News,Articles,

Latest news, latest urdu news, world news, current affairs,
breaking news, arab country news, sport news, cricket news, daily news, Islamic
news, india news, Pakistan news, india Pakistan news, current news,Current
affairs, Economic Affairs,Islam and Human Rights, Islam and Politics , Islam
and the West, Muslim Media, Islamic Society, Islamic World,Latest World
News,  breaking news ,Top Breaking News, Current Affairs, daily news, recent
news, news headlines
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s