12 killed in Iraq

BAGHDAD: A suicide car bomb exploded on Thursday outside the gate of the main government compound in the capital of Iraq’s Anbar province, killing at least 12 people, including four police. The province, where al-Qaida-backed Sunni insurgents once held sway, has seen a rise in attacks against security forces and government officials. The attacker blew up his explosive-packed car outside the gate of a compound housing the governor’s office, police headquarters and courts