BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The death toll from an attack on the Iraqi provincial council headquarters in Tikrit rose to 45 on Tuesday and Iraqi security forces ended a siege by gunmen in the building, a health official said.
Jasim al-Dulaimi, head of the health operations center in Salahuddin province, said three provincial council members and seven insurgents were among the dead.
Freelance journalist Sabah al-Bazee, 30, who worked for Reuters was also among the dead.
(Reporting by Aseel Kami; Writing by Serena Chaudhry)
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