BAGHDAD — A government official on Thursday said a double-bombing has killed six policemen and wounded 22 people in a city in western Iraq that is frequently targeted by insurgents.
Anbar provincial council chairman Jasim al-Halbusi says a roadside bomb exploded Thursday evening in downtown Ramadi, the region's Sunni-dominated capital.
Minutes later, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed vest among the crowd of police and bystanders responding to the first blast.
Al-Halbusi said six policemen were killed and 22 people wounded.
Ramadi has been a favorite target for insurgents who have attacked the government headquarters four times over the last year, including a bombing in which the governor lost a leg.