A car bomb followed minutes later by a suicide bombing attack in the western Iraq city of Ramadi Monday killed at least 17 people, four of them police, and injured 51, a police official said. "A car bomb exploded near the Anbar provincial government offices around 9:30 am (0630 GMT) followed about 15 minutes later by a suicide bombing," a police spokesman, Rahim Zebinem, told AFP.
A suicide car bomber killed 13 people and injured scores at the same compound about two weeks ago.
In a related development, Iraqi police killed two suicide bombers at the entrance to a drug laboratory in downtown Samarra in Salah ad Din province of Iraq. The target of the bombers was not clear.