Suicide attack on Iraqi government compound leaves 9 dead
Suicide bomb attacks have become so prevalent throughout Iraq that cafe owners recently attended a training on how to prevent such attacks from happening in or nearby their shops (AFP)
Police and medics reported that one suicide attacker carried bombs on a belt and blew himself up near government offiices, including the mayor's headquarters and a police station.
Other militants reportedly shot at security guards in the town and fired mortars at the compound.
No group has yet taken responsibility for the attacks, but Sunni Muslim militants have often targeted Shi'ite-linked government and army offices and officials since early 2013.