Sixteen policemen and five civilians were killed Thursday when a suicide bomber drove his car into a convoy of police vehicles in Baghdad's southern Dora district, police said.
Thirteen policemen and eight civilians were were wounded in the attack which occurred at 8 a.m., said Lt. Thair Mahmoud of the Rapid Response Unit. Three police vehicles were destroyed.
The attack came after more than a dozen bombings ripped through Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 160 people and wounding 570 in the capital's bloodiest day since the end of major combat, reports the AP.
Rescuers found the pilot of one of the two Su-34 fighters that had collided in midair in the Far East on January 18