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Police: 12 killed in suicide attack at police headquarters in Iraq

By Mohammed Tawfeeq, CNN
  • The attack takes place in the predominantly Sunni province of Salaheddin
  • At least 20 others are wounded, police say

Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- At least 12 police officers were killed and 20 others wounded when a suicide bomber drove his explosive-laden vehicle into the federal police headquarters in the city of Samarra, authorities said.

The attack took place in the al-Ashaq district of Samarra, police said.

Samara is located in the predominantly Sunni province of Salaheddin, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) north of Baghdad.