Iraq suicide bomber kills at least 11 in Baghdad

Iraqi officials say a suicide bombing against an Interior Ministry building in central Baghdad has killed at least 11 people.

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 23, 2014, 20:40 PM IST

Baghdad: Iraqi officials say a suicide bombing against an Interior Ministry building in central Baghdad has killed at least 11 people.

A police officer says the suicide bomber drove an explosives-laden car into the gate of the intelligence headquarters in Karrada district on Saturday afternoon, killing six civilians and five security personnel.

He added that 24 other people were wounded.
A medical official confirmed causality figures. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorised to brief the media.

Since early this year, Iraq has been facing a growing Sunni insurgency with the Islamic State group and allied Sunni militants who have taken over areas in the country`s west and north.
The crisis has worsened since June when the group declared an Islamic state, or caliphate, in territory under its control.