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.FULL STORY