Baghdad, 9 October 2003 (RFE/RL) -- Police in Iraq's capital Baghdad say a suicide car bomber has crashed into a police station today, killing several people. Police officers gave conflicting numbers of the people killed and they were unsure how many people were wounded. The wreckage of a car lay in the rubble of the building.
The explosion happened in an impoverished Shi'ite Muslim area of the capital known as Sadr City.
Meanwhile, a Spanish diplomat in Baghdad was shot dead while leaving his home today.
A Spanish Foreign Ministry spokesman in Madrid says the victim, Jose Antonio Bernal, was an information attache in the Iraqi capital. Further details were not immediately known.
Spain is part of the U.S.-led coalition that is occupying Iraq.