Suicide bomber kills 15 in Iraq

A suicide bomber has killed at least 15 people and wounded at least 25 others at a police station north of Baghdad.

Police at the scene said they were caught off-guard by the bomber, who drove a truck packed with explosives through the main gate to the station.

He then drove across open ground and smashed his vehicle into the police station, which is in the mainly Sunni town of Dour near Tikrit, 175 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad.

The dead included policemen and civilians.

More than 3,000 Iraqi policemen have been killed in attacks mainly carried out by Sunni insurgents fighting the Shi’ite-led government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

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