Eight suicide bombers kill six in wave of Baghdad attacks
At least six people were killed and 15 others wounded on Sunday after eight suicide bombers attacked security forces and a local government building northwest of Baghdad, Agence France-Presse reported officials as saying.
The death toll included three members of the local council for the Rawa area of Anbar province and three police, police Captain Mohammed Ahmed al-Rawi and local council member Suhaib al-Rawi told AFP.
Two bombers on foot and another driving a vehicle rigged with explosives attacked the police headquarters for the area, while another suicide bomber driving a vehicle hit an army checkpoint at the town’s entrance.
Meanwhile, three bombers on foot and another in a vehicle attacked the local administrative headquarters for the area, where officials were meeting.
Earlier on Sunday and in a separate incident, a suicide bomber hit the town of Samarra in northern Iraq, targeting senior government official Nasser Dawood. Dawood was not hurt in the blast, but six members of his family were killed.