Suicide bombing at Iraqi police centre in Tikrit

At least 50 other people were wounded in the blast in the town, some 80 miles (130 km) north of Baghdad.

The toll from Tuesday morning's blast was the uppermost from a single attack since a Baghdad church siege in October which killed more than 50 people.

Fighting in Iraq has ebbed in recent years, but deadly attacks persist.
The bomber - tiring a vest packed with explosives - was in the middle of about 100 volunteers who were waiting to be interviewed outside the building, witnesses said.

Most of his fatalities were police recruits, officials say.

Tikrit is the hometown of the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, and a stranglehold of the insurgency.

An assault on the police academy in the city killed 40 people in 2007.

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