Insurgents overrun parts of Iraqi city of Tikrit

by Reuters
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 13:00 GMT

TIKRIT, Iraq, June 11 (Reuters) - Sunni insurgents overran parts of the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Wednesday, security sources said.

Tikrit, which is located 150 km (95 miles) north of Baghdad, is the hometown of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

(Reporting by Ghazwan Hassan; Writing by Isabel Coles: editing by John Stonestreet)