Five suicide bombers killed 12 people on Sunday at an Iraqi army complex, the military said. The coordinated attack occurred in the morning at the rear gate of Rusafa military command headquarters in the centre of the capital.
Baghdad's security command said five suicide attackers had approached the compound in a minibus. "One of them stepped out of the minibus, and security forces fired at him and he exploded," Baghdad operations command said in a statement, cited by AFP. "Two others fled to a nearby building, and the minibus exploded with the two remaining terrorists inside. Security forces cordoned off the building and traded fire with the last two terrorists until both of them blew up."
Baghdad operations command, which is also based in the complex that was attacked, put the toll at 12 dead and 36 wounded from the attack.