A car bomb targeting a police patrol exploded on a busy commercial street in the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Thursday, killing six people and wounding 14 others, police said.
The blast damaged about 30 shops in central Tikrit and pools of blood were seen in the street. Police swarmed the area, firing shots in the air.
The city, which is located about 150 km (95 miles) north of Baghdad, is the capital of Salahuddin province.
Four policemen and two civilians were killed by the explosion, and police officers were among the wounded, police said.
"An explosion rocked the area and I found myself in the hospital. I have shrapnel in my head," wounded policeman Ashref Abbas said at a local hospital.
ReutersGüncelleme Tarihi: 15 Temmuz 2010, 17:14