Car bomb kills four police near foreign media area in Baghdad

Reuters News
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Posted: Apr 28, 2017 5:02 PM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Four Iraqi traffic policemen were killed on Friday when a suicide car bomb blew up outside their station, close to a street where several foreign media have offices in Baghdad, a security spokesman said.

Five people were also wounded by the blast on Abu Nawas street, which runs alongside the east bank of the Tigris river, he said. The French embassy is located in the same area.

The attack was believed to have been carried out by Islamic State, the hardline Sunni group that has controlled parts of Iraq and Syria since 2014.

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)