|A car is damaged in a suicide car bomb attack on the Iraqi police in south of Baghdad on Thursday. The bombing killed 25 and wounded another 75, said a local police source. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)
BAGHDAD, May 5 (Xinhua) -- A suicide car bomb attack on the Iraqi police in south of Baghdad on Thursday killed 25 and wounded another 75, a local police source told Xinhua.
"Our latest reports put the toll from the suicide car bombing in the city of Hillah at 25 and 75 wounded," the source from Hillah police told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
The attack occurred in the center of Hillah, the capital city of Babil province some 90 km south of Baghdad, when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into the entrance of a police headquarters during a shift change as many policemen were gathering outside the building, the source said.
The powerful blast badly damaged the facade of the headquarters and a large part of the building, the source added.
Most of the killed and wounded were policemen and several cars, nearby shops and buildings were damaged in the blast, he said, adding that the police force has cordoned off the area for investigation.