Twin suicide attack hits police station near Baghdad, kill 5

  • AP , Baghdad
  • Updated: May 12, 2016 16:23 IST
Mourners at the funeral procession of victims of a bomb attack in the south of Baghdad, Iraq on Wednesday. Another twin suicide bomb hit a police station in Baghdad’s westernmost suburb, killing at least five policemen on Thursday. (AP)

A twin suicide bombing hit a police station on Thursday in Baghdad’s westernmost suburb, killing at least five policemen, said Iraqi officials.

The attack comes a day after the deadliest violence in Baghdad this year killed 93 people across the Iraqi capital and wounded 165 in a wave of bombings that was claimed by the Islamic State group.

Read: 94 killed in Baghdad triple car bombings, IS claims responsibility

A police officer said that two suicide bombers hit the station in the western suburb of Abu Ghraib at dawn. The first bomber blew himself up at the station’s gate, followed by the second who detonated his explosives inside the building, he added.

The explosion also left 12 policemen wounded.

A medical official confirmed causality figures. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to release information.

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