Kirkuk: Multiple bombings leave 17 casualties

Kirkuk- A bomb explosion targets a truck in Atlas Street, November 30, 2019 Photo: KirkukNow

KirkukNow- Kirkuk

At least 17 people were injured in a string of bombings which struck the multi-ethnic city of Kirkuk on Saturday.

A bomb went off around noon in central Kirkuk's Atlas Street. Another bomb exploded at the same area targeting a truck.

Ahmed Najm, a shopkeeper near the scene of the incident told KirkukNow said after the first explosion another bomb went off meters away.

He added that two passengers inside the truck were injured in the second bombing.

Another bomb exploded near al-Rashid Bridge in the Domiz neighborhood leaving several casualties.

Karim Wali, head of Kirkuk directorate of health told KirkukNow that 17 injured civilians were brought to Kirkuk hospitals, indicating that some of them were seriously injured and are under intensive care.

The bombings occurred as security forces launched a clearing operation in different parts of Kirkuk aimed to eliminate security threats.

Security responsibility for the center of Kirkuk is undertaken by the 61st Brigade directed by the Joint Operations Command, while the dossier is run by the army, federal police and the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) in the province's districts and sub-districts.


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