Baghdad officials updated that there were six suicide bombers involved in the attack on the government office in northeast Baghdad earlier Thursday. The bombers burst into an Iraqi ministry building, took hostages and killed at least 18 people including themselves on Thursday before security forces regained control, a senior official said.
A senior security source said the six militants took a number of hostages and killed four of them inside the building, which was used to receive visiting delegations. It was not immediately known where the other eight victims died. (Reuters)