February 19th, 2012
06:22 AM ET

Iraqi police: 15 killed in suicide blast targeting police academy

A suicide bomber detonated an explosives belt Sunday at the main entrance of the police academy in eastern Baghdad, killing at least 15 people, Iraqi police officials said.

The attack, which occurred at the traditional start of the work week in the Arab world, wounded at least 21, two police officials said.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release details to the media.

Baghdad police academy is the only one in the capital and is within the compound of the heavily -guarded interior ministry, but has a separate entrance.

The attack comes as the country is mired in a political crisis split along sectarian lines, which has raised fears about a return to the levels of violence that nearly tore the country apart in 2005 and 2006.

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  1. banasy©

    Just "Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon".

    February 19, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. EveryonelovesAMERICANpolice

    SanctionsforCuba

    MORE SANCTIONS !!! it works... look at Cuba today.... nice prison they run for us in their great democracy... WE Arabs and Persians love Cuba!!!! FREE country created by sanctions !!!! We are now all moving to Cuba land of the NEW America.

    February 19, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Um, are you going to C/P this and post to every thread using a different username?

      February 19, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Lmao well the very best of luck to you @ everyone! Never been there, probably never will, but if you love it thats great.

    February 19, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Banasy, do you know this person?

    February 19, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      No, but they have posted the exact same post on some other threads using different u/n's.

      February 19, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Ah well nice to see boring sunday continue i guess lol.

    February 19, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      Ah girls I missed the fun. Did I see a turd in the punch bowl arrive? On the mobile version, you can't see all of the posts.

      February 19, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      dazzle ©:
      If you scroll to the bottom of the page, you can turn off the mobile version.
      You'll get the regular version, where you can see them.
      Looks just like the computer version.

      February 19, 2012 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Ah dazzle, welcome back girl! And is this the infamous Patrick? Champion of women? So very nice to meet you, finally!

    February 19, 2012 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      @banasy, thanks,have to try that. Yes @chrissy it is indeed Patrick. Crazy guy texting me from the drive by room. He said he left a message for us on the nuclear topic. I haven't seen it yet.

      February 20, 2012 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  7. Bill

    Iraq would be ok if America didn't kill sadamn. Blame America for these bombings.

    February 20, 2012 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
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