The Telegraph
June 14, 2011

The attack, in which hostages are believe to have been taken, in Diyala province’s capital was the latest on a government building to test Iraqi forces as they prepare for the planned withdrawal of US troops at the year end.

Iraqi forces surrounded the council building where gunmen were still inside with some members of the provincial council, police and local politicians said.

Police said at least eight people were killed in the attack in which a car bomb exploded and a suicide bomber detonated his explosives before gunmen assaulted the building.

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