27 police killed in twin Baghdad suicide attack

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BAGHDAD, Dec 6 (AFP) - At least 27 Iraqi police officers and cadets were
killed on Tuesday when two women suicide bombers blew themselves up in a
Baghdad police academy classroom, the US military said.

"Two suicide bombers attacked an Iraqi police academy in east Baghdad around
12:45 pm (0945 GMT)," the military said in a statement.

According to initial reports, at least 27 police officers and academy
students were killed and another 32 wounded in the attack, which comes just
nine days before Iraq holds parliamentary elections, it said.

"Two females, each wearing a suicide vest, walked into a classroom at the
academy and detonated in the midst of students," the statement said.

The deadly blast came after 19 Iraqi soldiers were killed in a bomb attack
and ensuing shootout just north of the Sunni Muslim flashpoint town of
Baquba on Saturday.

The insurgency that continues to plague Iraq more than two years since the
US-led invasion to oust Saddam Hussein has frequently targeted security
forces in a bid to derail efforts to restore a semblance of security.