Seven policemen have been killed in a suicide attack targeting the police in Iraq’s east. 14 others were also wounded, according to official.
A police officer says the bomber drove his explosives-laden truck into the concrete blast walls outside the police headquarters in the town of al-Salam early on Wednesday morning.
The town is about 75km northeast of Baghdad and close to the city of Baqouba, a former al-Qaeda stronghold.
A medical official confirmed the casualty figures. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorised to talk to media.
Baqouba and its surroundings are seeing scores of attacks as part of a nationwide spike that has gripped Iraq in the past few months. More than 5500 people have been killed since April.