At least five bombs were detonated in the capital on 27 October killing about 30 people. The first and largest of the bombs exploded outside the headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in central Baghdad. Reports suggest that militants used an ambulance packed with explosives to approach the building and detonated the bomb once inside the compound. At least 10 bodies were taken to a nearby hospital, one of which is that of a foreigner. ‘We are deeply shocked… because it is an attack against the ICRC… and that means, of course, a deliberate attack against our protective emblem and against our work,’ said ICRC chief spokeswoman Antonella Notari.