Iraqi forces end gunmen's siege, 45 killed in attack

By REUTERS
March 29, 2011 18:05






BAGHDAD - The death toll from an attack on the Iraqi provincial council headquarters in Tikrit rose to 45 on Tuesday and Iraqi security forces ended a siege by gunmen in the building, a health official said.




Jasim al-Dulaimi, head of the health operations centre in Salahuddin province, said three provincial council members and seven insurgents were among the dead.


Freelance journalist Sabah al-Bazee, 30, who worked for Reuters was also among the dead.


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