Iraq

At Least Six Killed By Suicide Bomber at Iraqi Police Station

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BAGHDAD (Reuters)—A suicide bomber ploughed an oil tanker packed with explosives into an Iraqi police station in a village north of Baquba on Wednesday, killing at least six policemen, police said.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but members of the security forces are a prime target for resurgent Sunni Islamist militants linked to al Qaeda.

"I was sitting in the tower when I saw a speeding tanker rushing toward the gate of our station," 23-year-old policeman Thamer Hatim told Reuters. "The guards fired on it and I did the same, but it didn't stop, and exploded there."