12 killed in Iraq suicide attack

Baghdad, Nov 14 (IANS) At least six civilians and six militants were killed on Monday in a suicide attack in Iraq, the Interior Ministry said.

The attack was carried out by six militants in the town of Ain al-Tamr, ministry spokesman Colonel Saad Maan said in a statement.

Iraqi security forces killed five militants, while the sixth reportedly went into a residential building and detonated the explosive device he was wearing, killing six people and injuring another six.

Ain al-Tamr was the scene of a similar attack on a wedding party in August, which resulted in the deaths of 18 people.