Iraq: Suicide attack kills 18 in Ain al-Tamer town of Karbala

Karbala: Five attackers armed with suicide vests, rifles and grenades killed 18 people in Iraq's oasis town of Ain al-Tamer, southwest of Baghdad, local officials said on Monday.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AF

"They were carrying Kalashnikovs, hand grenades. One of them blew himself up and the others were killed by the security forces," the head of the central Euphrates operations command, Qais Khalaf, said.

A member of the local council and a source at the provincial health directorate confirmed the death toll in the attack that took place late on Sunday and said at least 26 people were also wounded.