Iraq police academy suicide bomb attack kills eighteen
Monday, February 20, 2012
A Iraqi capital Baghdad yesterday has killed at least eighteen people, all of whom were either police officers or cadets. has cited the death toll as nineteen. At least 26 injuries have also been reported as a result of the incident.in the
According to police, the perpetrator detonated his car as police recruits exited the security barriers of a compound in the north-east of the city. A policeman informedof sighting "body parts scattered on the ground and boots and berets covered with blood" at the scene, as well as various vehicles burning.
As of yet, no group has accepted responsibility for the suicide bombing. However, Al-Qaeda characteristically uses attacks of this nature, according to .
This attack is reportedly the deadliest in the country since 31 individuals were killed on January 27 as the result of a suicide bomb attack outside a Baghdad hospital, in which a vehicle filled with explosives was detonated.