Twin Bombing Strikes Kirkuk, Killing at Least 5

Published November 5th, 2017 - 01:24 GMT
In mid-October, Iraqi forces wrested control of oil-rich Kirkuk from Kurdish Peshmerga forces (AFP)
In mid-October, Iraqi forces wrested control of oil-rich Kirkuk from Kurdish Peshmerga forces (AFP)

At least five people were killed when twin suicide bombings struck the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Sunday, according to medical and security sources.

A suicide bomber blew himself up near a Shia shrine on Atlas Street in central Kirkuk, Iraqi police lieutenant Zaher al-Jumaili said.

Another bomber detonated his explosive vest near the scene of the first explosion, he said.

According to a medical source, five people were killed and 14 others injured in the attacks.

There was no claim of responsibility for the attacks.

In mid-October, Iraqi forces wrested control of oil-rich Kirkuk from Kurdish Peshmerga forces, one month after the Kurdish Regional Government held a referendum on the regional Kurdish independence.

 

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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