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.