July 23, 2018 / 9:11 AM / a month ago

Gunmen in Erbil attack believed to be Islamic State - Kurdish officials

ERBIL, Iraq, July 23 (Reuters) - Kurdish security officials said the gunmen holed up in the governorate building in Erbil on Monday were believed to be members of Islamic State.

Security forces killed two gunmen on Monday who shot their way into the building in the capital of the semi-autonomous Kurdish region in north Iraq. But other assailants were still holding some hostages and one had set off a suicide bomb, the officials said.

Editing by Angus MacSwan

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