Militants launch largest attacks in months on Baghdad outskirts

Reuters News
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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 6:47 AM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked Iraqi army and police posts on the western outskirts of Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 12 security forces and seizing positions in a grain silo and cemetery.

The largest assault near the capital in months was still raging, said security officials who blamed Islamic State.

(Reporting by Kareem Raheem; Writing by Ahmed Rasheed; Editing by Andrew Heavens)