Security personnel at the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government's (KRG) Foreign Relations Office on Saturday killed an attacker trying to enter the building in the regional capital Erbil.
A statement from the Erbil Police Department said it happened at 6 p.m. local time.
The statement said the attacker was killed after security staff responded to the assault. The body was taken for forensic analysis after police reached the scene.
No statement has yet been made by the KRG on the attack./aa