Baghdad: Five dead in shooting attack in office of relief agency
Iraqi officials said gunmen stormed into the office of an Iraqi humanitarian organization in Baghdad on Monday and killed five employees. According to the AP, the attackers also left behind a bomb, which went off later when security forces arrived at the scene.
According to an interior ministry official and a police officer, the explosion in the capital's northern Azamiyah neighborhood injured two members of Iraqi security forces. The Iraqi security forces sealed off the area shortly after the attack, which occurred around 2:30 p.m., witnesses said. Four men and one woman employed by the Mawteni charity were shot dead, police said. The organization aims primarily to help widows and orphans, according to its Web site.