At least 25 die in attacks across Iraq
Two suicide bombers exploded outside Iraq's Interior Ministry in Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 14 people and injuring 20, police and ministry sources said. According to Reuters, a ceremony marking the 84th anniversary of the formation of the Iraqi police was taking place at the police academy next door to the ministry at the time of the attack.
An Iraqi state televisionreport indicated one mortar bomb had hit the parade ground while a suicide bomber had blown himself up at a checkpoint outside the Interior Ministry.
In other violence Monday, gunmen assassinated an investigative judge in Kirkuk, police Capt. Farhad Talabani said. In Baghdad, gunmen fired on three people working on Iraq's de-Baathification commission, killing one, police Capt. Qassim Hussein said, according to the AP. Gunmen also killed an Iraqi intelligence officer in western Baghdad, Hussein said. Five bodies, bound and blindfolded, were found in Baghdad late Sunday night, police stated.