16 policemen, 5 civilians killed in suicide car bomb attack southern Baghdad

Sixteen policemen and five civilians were killed Thursday when a suicide bomber drove his car into a convoy of police vehicles in Baghdad's southern Dora district, police said.

Thirteen policemen and eight civilians were were wounded in the attack which occurred at 8 a.m., said Lt. Thair Mahmoud of the Rapid Response Unit. Three police vehicles were destroyed.

The attack came after more than a dozen bombings ripped through Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 160 people and wounding 570 in the capital's bloodiest day since the end of major combat, reports the AP.