Officials: At Least 15 Police Killed In Rocket Blast

BAGHDAD (AP) — Police and hospital officials in Iraq say at least 15 policemen were killed after some recently-discovered rockets exploded before they could be defused.

The blast occurred after police, acting on a tip, discovered the rockets primed for attack in the back of a truck behind a deserted ice factory in eastern Baghdad.

Explosives experts were trying to defuse the rockets, when two blew up in quick succession.

At least 27 other people were wounded.