Nine dead across Iraq as suicide bomber targets Baghdad university
At least nine people were killed across Iraq on Sunday after several bombing attacks rocked the country, security and medical officials said.
At least three people were killed and nine were wounded in Baghdad after a suicide bomber entered a university in the north of the capital, officials told Agence France Presse (AFP).
Officials gave varying accounts of the bombing of Baghdad's Imam Kadhim University, according to AFP.
One police colonel told the news agency that the suicide bomber had been able to enter the university and detonate the explosives, while a second attacker and a gunman were killed by security forces.
An official from the Interior Ministry reported that the attack took place outside the university and a second potential bomber was shot dead by police, AFP reported.
According to an AFP tally, violence has killed more than 460 people in Iraq this month alone and upwards of 2,700 this year.