Baghdad : Two suicide bombers struck in a district of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 14
people including the leader of a U.S.-backed neighborhood security patrol, an Interior Ministry source said.
The strikes were the latest in an apparent stepped-up campaign of suicide bombings that has seen major attacks nearly every day for the past two weeks, even as overall levels of violence in Iraq have fallen, according to a report of Reuters.
Two other security sources gave a death toll of 10 people killed but said it could rise. Baghdad security spokesman Brigadier-General Qassim Moussawi told Iraqiya state television that six people had been killed and 26 wounded.
One of the bombers wore an explosive vest, the other struck with a car bomb. Among the dead was Riyadh al-Sammarrai, head of neighbourhood security volunteers in Adhamiya in northeastern Baghdad.