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. hope

    No excuses but Sudam Insane thrived on sectarianism. Keeping your citizens captive in a mire of hatred, constantly at eachothers throats; and allowing bias and prejudice to thrive as a successful way of thinking, breeds contempt. How else could a man loved by few and despised by millions rob his people, mentally, and maintain a sense of order? Their demise was always another victims fault... and so it goes in the mind of a madman.

    To think, even for a second, that killing your fellow man is an act of heroism is insanity. To think that God will reward you for your actions is pure blasphemy.

    God is LOVE...

    February 19, 2012 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |

    i don't blame them, those movies were stupid...
    revenge of the nerds was way better...

    February 19, 2012 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      lol.. and that ain't saying much.. i did like the first one bobcat was in – as the gang leader in the old zoo.. "i'm watchin family affair.."

      February 19, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  3. AMERICA 1st

    Im wondering if that dumbo-eared simian thats infesting the WHITE house is going to send any of our brave AMERICAN troops to syria to be murdered by the ragheads like they were in iraq and afghanistan. I hope not! Let the ragheads slaughter themselves!

    February 19, 2012 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |

    i hope not, we can't afford to do any more wars...

    February 19, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  5. Bill

    Just another glorious day of violence in paradise! These Muslim and tribal folks just can't seem to stop what they've done so well for centuries...kill each other just for the hell of it. We need to accept this part of their culture and be at peace with it rather than try to help or change them , and all that other "trash-talk from the infidels" like getting along so we can all get ahead. Every country that has had that farcical "Arab Spring" or has had our help towards "democracy" is righy back into the same old violence and infighting that they love and enjoy.

    February 19, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  6. hope

    You may be right, but a man has the right to defend his family. I'm tired of it, too. Its like an infectuous disease. We have our share...

    February 19, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  7. leeintulsa

    it cracks me up when people talk like arab spring is over.. lol.. like anything has been resolved..

    it's still happening.. just because the king is dead, it doesn't mean we're done..

    that's *really* just the beginning. egypts not done. is tunisia done? doubt it. libya's not done. syria hasn't even started yet, really – still trying to shake off the old system.

    more revolutions could be on the horizon.. sooner or later, saudi will go. anything that hasn't gone by then will go after saudi goes..

    it will be decades before we know how arab spring turns out. some may yet rebel *again* before it's all said and done. i may not live to see it..

    i hope so. egypt has been put back on the bucket list.. waitin on them, now..

    February 19, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  8. leeintulsa

    some of them will be peaceful, or even become englands, with figurehead monarchies. that's how saudi will go, i bet.. or i guess they could just call it "arabia"..

    February 19, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    @ America lst, do you feel better with your *dumbo eared simian* comment? Because our POTUS was voted in, he didnt *infest* the white house as you have stated.

    February 19, 2012 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      @chrissy: it's code.. it means 'the rest of my drivel isn't worth reading'.

      February 19, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    lmfao @ leeintulsa, no truer words! Of course thats how it is with most of his posts.

    February 19, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    @ Chrissy
    More often than not folks who are driven purely by hate or long embedded prejudices and biases voice opinions wothout getting better informed. No point in calling them out on their posts which seem absurd.
    Hope you are doing well.

    As for what has been going on in Iraq since we invaded and occupied that country, much has been written and said about that. Thinking Americans both know & realize the consequences of that grand folly.

    February 19, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Greek American

    I find it funny that some people think we can just occupy a country (Iraq) for many useless years and accomplish basically nothing, and then finally leave there, even though we shouldn't have gone in the first place, and then think that anything would get better there. And please people, we (GWBush) did make it worse there, and for us here also. And I have to seriously laugh my a*s off when people use the word "help" for what GWB did in Iraq. Please!!!!

    February 19, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  13. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    The really sad part of what's happening in Iraq now, is our fault. Because of the misguided actions of the previous administation, we opend the door for this.

    February 19, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    So true bobcat, and Greek American, most of those same people think GWB was so helpful to the US also! Sad aint it? If thats the best we can hope for, we are doomed!

    February 19, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  15. saywhat

    @ Greek American @ bobcat

    Absolutely. Nations which learn from their mistakes retain their hard earned status of greatness. Hope our political leadership and those ignoramuses up on the Hill learn to learn from lessons of history.

    February 19, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      They won't, unless they can get their mentality away from chasing the dime.
      I do not forsee that happening any time soon.

      February 19, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
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