Suicide bomber kills 12 in Mosul hospital
MOSUL, Iraq - A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a hospital compound in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Monday, killing 12 policemen and injured four others, hospital officials said.
Also Monday, insurgents shelled a police station in Mosul with more than a dozen mortar rounds, killing three civilians, a police official said.
In the attack at the Jumhouri Teaching Hospital, a suicide bomber set off explosives outside the hospital building among a group of Iraqi policemen, hospital Director Tahseen Ali Mahmoud al-Obeidi said.
"I heard an explosion. When I went to check, I saw bodies everywhere," al-Obeidi said.
The city of Mosul, Iraq's third largest, has seen daily insurgent attacks and rebel clashes with U.S. troops and Iraqi security forces. Violence has surged since a guerrilla uprising in November drove out nearly all of the city's police force.
Also Monday, a car bomb exploded outside the main gate of the provincial
police headquarters in the city of Baqouba, north of Baghdad, Col. Mudhahar
al-Jubouri said. It was not immediately clear if there were any casualties in