Suicide attacks at factory north of Baghdad kill 11: police sources

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Posted: May 15, 2016 3:08 AM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Bomb attacks against a state-run cooking gas factory in Baghdad's northern outskirts on Sunday killed at least 11 people, including policemen, and wounded 21 others, police sources said.

A suicide car bomb went off at the entrance of the facility in Taji at around 0600 local time (0300 GMT), allowing at least six attackers wearing explosive vests to enter the facility where they clashed with security forces, the sources said.

A spokesman for Baghdad Operations Command said three of the facility's gas storages were set alight amid the violence.

(Reporting by Kareem Raheem and Ahmed Rasheed; writing by Stephen Kalin; editing by Jason Neely)