Deadly bombings hit police in Iraq's Ramadi

Twin suicide bombings rocked a government compound in Iraq's western city Ramadi on Monday.

Deadly bombings hit police in Iraq's Ramadi

Twin suicide bombings rocked a government compound in Iraq's western city Ramadi on Monday, with a police source saying more than 17 people had been killed.

Details of the attack, the second on the compound this month, were still sketchy, with some confusion surrounding the number of those killed and injured.

"The death toll has risen to 17, most of them police officers, and 47 people have been wounded," said a police official at the site of the attack, speaking on condition of anonymity.

He said the blasts were caused by two successive vehicle bombs, and rescue operations were still under way.

Anbar Governor Qassim Mohammedsaid the attacks killed seven and wounded 28. He said the first blast happened when a minibus exploded outside the compound. The second blast was caused by a suicide bomber on foot, disguised as a policeman.

The compound houses the provincial council as well as the police headquarters for Anbar province.

Ramadi is 100 km (60 miles) west of Baghdad.


Agencies

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