Four suicide bombers attack police station in Iraq

Four suicide bombers stormed the police headquarters in a town north of Baghdad at dawn today killing six SWAT officers after a shootout, security sources said.

The bombers shot dead the guards outside the compound in the town of Baiji, 180 km (112 miles) from Baghdad. One gunman was killed in the ensuing fighting inside the base and the other three blew themselves up when army reinforcements arrived.

It was not clear who was behind the attack, but security forces and police are prime targets for Sunni Islamist militants who have been regaining momentum in their insurgency against Iraq's Shi'ite-led government.