Militants seize Iraq city council, take hostages

March 4, 2014 10:42 AM

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Militants seize Iraq city council, take hostages

Militants seized the city council headquarters in the Iraqi city of Samarra and took employees hostage on Tuesday, officials said, the second such attack in recent months.

The attack illustrates the impunity with which militants in Iraq can strike even targets that should be highly secure.

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