A car bomb exploded outside a police academy yesterday, and when police set up a checkpoint to close the area, a second &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/accidents/2003/04/21/46154.html ' target=_blank>car bomb went off, authorities said. At least six Iraqis were killed and 25 wounded, a hospital official said.
The carefully coordinated attack by insurgents in Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's hometown, occurred as new recruits at the academy were about to travel to Amman, Jordan, for a training program, said police Lieutenant Shalan Allawi.
At &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/war/2003/04/10/45890.html ' target=_blank>Tikrit General Hospital, Doctor Mohammed Ayash said four policemen and two civilians were killed by the bombs, and 23 policemen and two civilians wounded. Tikrit is 130 kilometers north of Baghdad, reports the Taiwan News.
According to CNN News, word of the blasts came just hours after news of two suicide car bombs in Tikrit, about 90 miles (150 kilometers) north of Baghdad.