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Gunmen try to storm Iraq's central bank; 15 dead

 Smoke rises over central Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, June 13, 2010. Iraqi security officials say a series of downtown marketplace bombs near the Central B...
 Smoke rises over central Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, June 13, 2010, following a series of explosions. Iraqi security officials say a series of downtown ma...
 Smoke rises over central Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, June 13, 2010, following a series of explosions. Iraqi security officials say a series of marketplace...
 A pall of smoke rises over central Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, June 13, 2010, following a series of explaosions. Iraqi security officials say a series of ...

Iraq Violence

Smoke rises over central Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, June 13, 2010. Iraqi security officials say a series of downtown marketplace bombs near the Central B...

Iraq Violence

Smoke rises over central Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, June 13, 2010, following a series of explosions. Iraqi security officials say a series of downtown ma...

Iraq Violence

Smoke rises over central Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, June 13, 2010, following a series of explosions. Iraqi security officials say a series of marketplace...

Iraq Violence

A pall of smoke rises over central Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, June 13, 2010, following a series of explaosions. Iraqi security officials say a series of ...

The Iraqi military says gunmen tried to storm the country's central bank and battled security forces for hours after a series of bombings nearby. At least 15 people were killed.
Maj. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi, a military spokesman, says insurgents wearing Iraqi army uniforms tried to enter the central bank in Baghdad through two entrances and traded gunfire with the guards. He says Iraqi security forces then stormed the building, prompting a standoff in which some of the militants who were wearing suicide vests blew themselves up.
Earlier on Sunday, a series of bombs went off near the central bank. Al-Moussawi says at least 15 people were killed in the bombings and gunbattles.