Monday, September 5, 2011

Iraqi Forces End a Deadly Siege

Monday, September 5, 2011

BAGHDAD—Iraqi security forces assisted by U.S. troops ended a deadly three-hour siege of a provincial council headquarters north of Baghdad on Tuesday after shooting the last surviving assailant before he could detonate a suicide belt.

At least eight people were killed and 29 injured in the incident in Baquba, in Diyala province, according to an official of the Interior Ministry in Baghdad.

The incident marked a further deterioration in security ahead of a decision on whether the Iraqi government will ask the U.S. military to remain in the country beyond a year-end ...

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