BAGHDAD, (Reuters) – A suicide bomber drove a car bomb into a police station on Thursday, killing 13 people and wounding 15 in the town of Hibhib, north of Baghdad near Baquba, police said.
A police source said the attacker struck a queue of recruits lined up to join the police force in the town. The dead included six police and seven civilians.
The attack followed a day of major strikes in Baghdad, in which suicide bombers killed more than 70 people.
Hibhib is in Diyala province, the area north of the capital which has been a focus of a U.S. offensive over the past two months after Washington dispatched extra troops to Iraq and spread them out in neighbourhoods within Baghdad itself.