Kareem Raheem  /  Reuters
A woman cries as she waits to claim the body of her son who was killed in a suicide bomb attack in Baghdad on Thursday.
updated 12/21/2006 7:52:02 AM ET 2006-12-21T12:52:02

A suicide bomber targeted a police academy in the Iraqi capital on Thursday, killing at least 14 people and wounding 21 others, police said.

The attack occurred at 7:15 a.m. in eastern Baghdad, authorities said. The attacker was wearing a belt laden with explosives, and at least two of the dead were policemen.

The area around the facility remained cordoned off hours after the attack. Outside a nearby hospital, at least five bodies lay on gurneys and on the ground, covered in blue tarps as onlookers passed by.

On Wednesday, two suicide car bombings killed at least 19 people in the capital.

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