Iraq bomber kills police hopefuls

A bomber has blown himself up at a police recruitment centre in the Iraqi town of Falluja, killing at least 16 people and wounding 30, police said.

    Fourteen bodies were discovered in eastern Baghdad

    The bombing took place on Wednesday as a crowd of Iraqis waited outside the centre to join the police force.

    In Baghdad, four college students were shot dead by fighters who set up a checkpoint in the al-Dura area of the city, an unnamed interior ministry official said.

    Also on Wednesday, Iraqi police discovered the bodies of 14 men near Baghdad's main amusement park.

    The men had been handcuffed and tied up before being shot in the head, police said.

    Sectarian violence

    Hundreds of bodies have been discovered across Iraq in recent months, apparently part of a wave of sectarian violence between Sunni and Shia Muslims that has ripped through the country since the bombing of a Shia shrine in February.

    The US military has said that 10 civilians were killed in Tuesday's suicide attack on a convoy carrying the governor of Anbar province, Mammun Sami Rashid.

    Five of the governor's bodyguards were wounded in the attack.

    Rashid told the military it was the 29th attempt on his life.

    "This is a cowardly attempt, and this is not in the best  interest of Anbar or the country," a US military statement quoted Rashid as saying.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.