Suicide car bomb kills 15 in Baghdad
BAGHDAD - Agence France-Presse
Police officers inspect a damaged vehicle at the site of a bomb attack in Baghdad. REUTERS photoA suicide bomber killed 15 people and wounded more than 20 others as he blew himself up in front of a police academy in Baghdad today, Iraqi security officials said.
"A suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt blew himself up at the entrance of the police academy on Palestine Street," an interior ministry official said, putting the toll at 15 killed and 21 wounded.
A police colonel confirmed the toll.
It was the deadliest attack in Iraq since January 27, when a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed car outside a hospital in the Iraqi capital, killing 31 people.
Violence in Iraq is down from its peak in 2006 and 2007, but attacks remain common, killing 151 people in January.