FILES: People gather at the site of a suicide car bomb attack in the city of Samarra, some 100 km (62 miles) north of Baghdad July 5, 2013. (REUTERS/Stringer)
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Suicide bombers attacked the city council headquarters in the Iraqi city of Samarra Tuesday, took employees hostage and eventually blew themselves up, killing a total of five people.Clashes broke out between the militants and security forces, and a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle near police and Sahwa anti-Al-Qaeda militia forces when they arrived at the scene.Security forces then surrounded the council headquarters and exchanged fire with the two bombers inside, who eventually blew themselves up as well, killing four of their hostages. The three blasts wounded a total of 47 people, mainly security forces. Security forces were ultimately said to have killed one of the Tikrit bombers, but two others blew themselves up.
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