Suicide Bombing Kills 14 In Iraq Gas Plant

At least 14 people have been killed, following a suicide bombing attack, by Islamic State militants, at a gas plant, in Iraq.

A suicide attack by Islamic State militants on a gas factory near Baghdad has killed at least 14 people and wounded many more, Iraqi officials say.

The attack began with a car bomb at the entrance of the facility in Taji, about 20km (12 miles) north of the capital.

Several gunmen wearing explosive vests then entered the plant and fought with security forces, the officials say.

Islamic State, which controls large parts of western and northern Iraq, says it carried out the assault.

An Iraqi military spokesman told Reuters news agency that three of the facility’s gas tanks had been set alight but that security forces were able to bring the situation under control.

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