Four people killed in bomb attacks in Iraqi disputed territories

Kirkuk- The scene of one of the May 30 bombings in Kirkuk’s al-Quds Street, May 31, 2019   Photo: Karwan Salhi


Four people were killed two others injured in bomb explosions in Kirkuk’s Hawija and Dubz districts and Diyala’s Khanaqin district on Saturday.

In Khanqin, a disputed territory northeast of Diyala province an improvised explosive device exploded in Yousif Bag village killing a farmer and injuring another, according to a police source.

The injured farmer, 40-year-old Ali Abbas Rostam, was rushed to a local hospital.

Another bomb explosion targeted a federal police vehicle in Hawija.s Hamdouniya village, 55 km southwest of Kirkuk.

A statement by the Iraqi federal police said a high ranking officer of the federal police’s 3rd division was killed in the attack.

Also on Saturday, June 8th, a bomb went off in Dubz district’s Gharra village west of Kirkuk; as a result a member of the federal police forces and a civilian were killed, while another civilian was also wounded in the attack.

The fresh attacks followed a string of bombings in central Kirkuk on May 30, in which 2 people were killed and 38 others injured, including women and children.


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