Baghdad: Iraqi officials say 22 people were killed when two explosives-laden vehicles driven by suicide bombers blew up near a government compound south of Baghdad. 

A police officer and two medical officials in the southern city of Diwaniyah said the bombers blew themselves up near a compound housing the governor's office and other buildings. Dozens of people were wounded in today's attack.

Diwaniyah is 130 kilometers south of Baghdad. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak to the media.

(Agencies)