Multiple explosions, wounds in Eid al-Adha in Kirkuk

August 25, 2018 at 9:49 pm

Kirkuk, July 2017, one of the traditional markets of the city. Photo: Bnar Sardar

Kirkuk, July 2017, one of the traditional markets of the city. Photo: Bnar Sardar

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Multiple explosions occurred during the four days of Eid al-Adha in Kirkuk (21-24 August) wounding a number of civilians and the security forces.
On the eve of the first day of the Eid, a planted bomb targeted a convoy of federal police near the Airport Highway in Rashad township, wounding three officers, a security source confirmed.
The source claimed that on the second day, 22 August, three planted bombs went off in a graveyard in the volatile Daquq, south of Kirkuk, without leaving any casualties.
Another bomb was dissolved by the security forces on the same day near a petrol station on Baghdad-Kirkuk road, after being tipped off.

Witnesses claimed multiple explosions during the Eid in Daquq, south of Kirkuk, one recorded in Albu-Najim village, which wounded a number of civilians.
Late on 24 August in Runaki neighbourhood of Kirkuk, a sound grenade went off, wounding one civilian.
On the same eve, unidentified people targeted the headquarters of Kirkuk Radio through the use of RPG, without any ensued damage.

Kirkuk security has been managed by the Anti-terrorism department of Iraq for ten months now, in cooperation with the local police. The environs of Kirkuk city are controlled by the federal police and Popular Mobilisation Forces.

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