| GEO World|
| Iraq suicide bomber kills 11 at Baghdad police academy|
| Updated at: 1321 PST, Sunday, March 08, 2009|
BAGHDAD: A suicide bomber on a bicycle blew himself up killing eight policemen and three recruits, and wounding 16 more people in the Iraqi capital on Sunday, police said.
"Eight policemen and three future recruits died when a suicide bomber blew himself up in the middle of a crowd outside the (police) academy on Palestine Street," a police official told. The bomber activated his vest as he sped into the crowd, he said.
The academy in Baghdad has come under repeated attack. Fifteen people died and more than 45 were wounded in two blasts on December 1 as Al-Qaeda and other insurgents have continued to target security forces around the country. On Thursday, a truck bomb killed 10 people and wounded more than 50 at a crowded livestock market near Hilla, a mainly Shiite provincial capital south of Baghdad.