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A double car bomb attack near the Baghdad police major crimes headquarters killed and wounded several policemen along with their rescuers on Tuesday (July 31st).
"The first car bomb attack targeted the police headquarters in Karrada, killing six policemen and wounding 22," Baghdad Police official Lt. Colonel Khalid Abdul Khaliq said.
He added that the building was severely damaged by the attack.
"Five minutes later, another car bomb exploded while police and rescuers were evacuating the dead and wounded, killing 11 people, including 9 policemen, and wounding 30 others," Abdul Khaliq said.
Abdul Khaliq added that security forces killed a suicide bomber who tried to carry out a third attack by entering through the building’s back gate, which was destroyed following the attacks.