Assault on Baghdad military headquarters kills 12

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September 5, 2010 20:41

 
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BAGHDAD – Suicide bombers hit a Baghdad military headquarters on Sunday and killed 12 people, two weeks after an attack on the same site pointed to the failure of Iraqi forces to plug even the most obvious holes in their security.

Iraqi military spokesman Maj. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi said in a statement that 12 people were killed in Sunday's attack and 36 were injured. Five soldiers were among the dead.

In Sunday's attack a car bomb charged the building and exploded and then gunmen assaulted the headquarters, battling the building's guards in a 15 minute firefight in the middle of downtown Baghdad, according to police officials who said at least three militants were wearing explosives belts.

Baghdad has been on high alert as the US declared the official end to its combat operations in Iraq last week, yet the militants still managed to attack an obvious target in the center of the city that has been struck very recently.

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