Man blows himself up, injures two in attempted attack in Kirkuk
A man blew himself up and injured a policeman and a civilian on Sunday in an attempted grenade attack against a police checkpoint in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, according to police officials.
The attacker, identified as Ghaleb Nasreddin died when the grenade he reportedly planned to hurl at the police post blew up in his hands, according to a local police chief, Lieutenant Colonel Adel Zeineddin, cited by AFP.
"This attack is the latest in a series of terrorist acts that target local police and aim at destabilizing the situation in Kirkuk," Zeineddin said. (Albawaba.com)