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. saywhat

    You may be right on that account @ banasy to the misfortune of our great nation.

    The Chairman JointChiefs warned Israel today not to attack Iran. Reiterating what our military commanders have always been saying along with majority of Israelis, the current and previous Mossad chiefs, thinkers & academics.
    But some up on the Hill, GOP presidential hopefuls, Evangelical extremists are throwing their lot with the far right troika ruling Tel Aviv itching to go to war.
    If they do and American interests are harmed, American lives lost and the world plunged into chaos these very people would carry the blame.

    February 19, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    @ banasy, speaking of dimes, did you know it costs the US 2 and a half cents to make l penny and ll cents to make a nickle? Does anyone else see something wrong with this picture??

    February 19, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Of course, the same penny and nickel will be in circulation for many years, thus paying for itself many times over...well, the nickels, anyway.
      The pennies wind up in a jar in our bedrooms...
      Okay, losing proposition on the penny wars.

      February 19, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    The value will STILL be the same, negative. Im thinkin if im working at a job and im being paid $l0 per hour, but it costs me $25 an hour to work there its not good business sense!

    February 19, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Its like building a house and it costs you l00k in material and labor but the value of the house is 38k. Not a win/win at all!

    February 19, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Fringe"

    It must be somewhat an interesting story behind what somebody does to brainwash somebody else to become a walking bomb. There doesn't seem to be too much documented on the subject. Seems there needs to be a wedge driven in between those getting brainwashed, and the dictators using it.
    The middle east has been in territorial turmoil for thousands of years. One sect killing off another. The suicide bombing thing doen't seem to end.

    February 19, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    If the coin was never circulated, or was only circulated once, then never circulated again, I would say sure.
    But the purchasing power of the coin is in continuous circulation.

    February 19, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Well i dont know i just think its odd that you would even bother to produce something that costs more than its value. Doesnt make much sense to me, pun intended of course! Lmfao! One of lifes things that amused me.

    February 19, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Well, I find it odd, but not really so unusual...lots of things not worth the paper it's printed on...lol.

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

    lol like getting a doctorate degree or a minister license online? And since all it requires to rule tie world these days is a pen/is maybe we should send to neiman marcus for a gold plated dil/do eh? Then we could be president eh banasy?

    February 19, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy ©

      And we would do a better job WHY, chrissy?

      February 19, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    oops meant *the* world not tie.

    February 19, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Well as chief cook and bottle washer, the budget would be balanced because when women bake they know if you dont have the flour you cant make a cake! Plus we are pretty tired of bein considered the weaker ones so corporate america-BEWARE!

    February 19, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    And of course logically speaking if you only have ONE brain requireing blood flow your more apt to think quicker! Sounds s/e/xist dont it? Lmao it was meant to!

    February 19, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Since they deleted my other post, I'll repeat it:

      Another reason is we don't take any...ahem...guff.
      The weaker sx my...ahem...foot.

      February 19, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Ty, ty, ty! Course i expect alot of flack on this, but it was purely for amusement purposes, but was based on facts! Lmao!

    February 19, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    @ banasy@ chrissy you guys are really something lol.
    Enjoy your evening.

    February 19, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  14. hamsta

    there just seems to be an endless source of terrorists-at what point are we going to stop saying muslim extremists are the minority?why is it that you dont see the so called moderate muslims publicly denouncing muslim terrorists?and you wonder why i choose not to board an airplane?

    February 19, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    lol @ saywhat, just a typical boring sunday afternoon/evening. What can i say, had to amuse ourselves somehow.

    February 19, 2012 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
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