Suicide bomber kills at least 14 in Iraq

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The Independent Online

A suicide bomber blew up among a group of police volunteers today, killing at least 14 people and wounded 21 others, police said.

The attack occurred at 7.15am at a police academy in eastern Baghdad, authorities said. The attacker was wearing a belt laden with explosives, and at least two of the dead were policemen.

The area around the facility remained cordoned off hours after the attack. Outside a nearby hospital, at least five bodies lay on beds and on the ground, covered in blue blankets as onlookers passed by.

Yesterday, two suicide car bombings killed at least 19 people in the capital.