Bombs, rockets hit north Iraq's Mosul police HQ, 24 killed

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 10, 2013 3:42 PM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Five car bombs, including several detonated by suicide attackers, and rockets hit a police headquarters in the Iraqi city of Mosul on Monday, killing at least 24 people, mostly policemen and soldiers, police and medical sources said.

Iraq is facing a surge in violence officials blame on al Qaeda's local wing and Sunni Islamist insurgents determined to drag the country into a sectarian civil war.

(Reporting by Baghdad newsroom; writing by Patrick Markey)