Twenty-eight people were killed and 52 wounded in a suicide attack on a police patrol in southeastern Baghdad on Thursday, defence and interior ministry officials.
"Iraqi police were distributing aid to displaced families when a suicide bomber blew himself up," an interior ministry official said. "At least 10 police and five children are among 28 dead." A defence ministry official confirmed the number of dead.
Security has improved dramatically in Iraq over the past two years but attacks targeting security forces are still common in some parts of the country, including the capital.