At least 18 killed in militant assault on Iraqi ministry building

by Reuters
Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:36 GMT

BAGHDAD, Jan 30 (Reuters) - At least 18 people were killed in an assault by militants on a building belonging to the Iraqi Ministry of Transportation on Thursday, a senior security source said.

Security forces regained control of the building after six suicide bombers stormed it and took several hostages, four of whom were killed. (Reporting by Suadad al-Salhy; Writing by Isabel Coles; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

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