Suicide bombs kill five policemen in Iraq

Two suicide bombers killed five policemen in Iraq.

Suicide bombs kill five policemen in Iraq

World Bulletin / News Desk

Two suicide bombers attacked a police station in western Iraq on Thursday, killing at least five policemen, police sources said.

The first bomber opened fire on a checkpoint as he approached the police station, shooting two dead before entering the building and blowing himself up, killing a further three.

The second assailant drove a car packed with explosives into the same police station in the city ofRamadi, 100 km (60 miles) west of the capital, in Iraq's Sunni heartland.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for Thursday's attacks.

Earlier on Thursday, at least one person was killed and 28 wounded when a parked car bomb exploded near the courthouse in central Tuz Khurmato, 170 km (105 miles) north of Baghdad, police and medics said.

The number of people killed in attacks across Iraq in June was more than 1,000, according to theUnited Nations.

Violence is still well below the levels seen during the sectarian bloodletting of 2006-07, when the monthly death toll sometimes exceeded 3,000.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 11 Temmuz 2013, 12:17