Thursday, February 24, 2005

Suicide Bomber In Lieutenant's Uniform Kills 15

Suicide Bomber Kills 15 at Iraq Police Station

BAGHDAD — A suicide car bomber disguised as a police officer drove into a police station parking area this morning, killing at least 15 people in the northern city of Tikrit.

The victims were members of the new Iraqi police force, whose station is along the main road through Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's home city.

The bomber struck at a busy time, 8 a.m., when police were changing shifts, police Lt. Col. Saad Dahan Abid said. About a dozen cars caught fire.

The police official said the attacker was able to slip into the station undetected because he was wearing a police lieutenant's uniform.


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