Explosive attacks and exchanges of fire at the compound of the
Iraq Central Bank in Baghdad have killed at least 15 people and injured more than 40 others, Press TV reported.
Those behind the attacks on Sunday triggered eight explosions and took hostages, prompting a siege at the bank's whereabouts, AFP reported.
Bank workers comprised most of the casualties, said one defense official.
It is yet to unclear whether the assailants had meant to empty the vault, destroy the building or target the employees.
Late last month, 15 people died during a deadly rampage of a series of jewelry shops in the southwest of the Iraqi capital.