BAGHDAD – Iraqi security forces repelled an attack by Islamic State militants on the capital’s western suburb of Abu Ghraib on Sunday, officials said.
Three suicide car bombers struck a security force barracks as gunmen opened fire, according to two police officers. At least 12 members of government and paramilitary security forces were killed and 35 wounded, they added. The clashes left a silo on fire, they said. A medical official confirmed the casualty figures. The commander of military operations in western Baghdad, Maj. Gen Saad Harbiya, said the situation is “under control” and a local curfew has been imposed.