Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Car bombs kill 4 in Iraq's Kirkuk

KIRKUK, Iraq, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- Up to four people were killed and 41 wounded in three car bomb explosions in Iraq's northern city of Kirkuk on Tuesday morning, a local police source told Xinhua.

One of the explosions occurred at Rezgari district near an office of a Kurdish party, while a second explosion ripped through Shorja district near a gas station in central city. A third car bombing took place in northern Kirkuk, some 250 km north of Baghdad, the source said on condition of anonymity.

"The latest report said that three car bomb explosions went off in Kirkuk, killing a total of four people and wounding 41 others," the source said.

Earlier, the source said that two car bomb ripped through Kikruk and put the toll at three killed and 20 wounded.

The attacks came a day after talks by Iraq's federal and Kurdish military leaders in Baghdad resulted in reaching an initial agreement to ease tensions in the disputed areas in northern Iraq.

The ethnically mixed province of Kirkuk and its capital Kirkuk City are part of the disputed areas between the Kurds and both Arabs and Turkomans.

Violence and sporadic high-profile bomb attacks are still common in the Iraqi cities despite the dramatic decrease in violence since its peak in 2006 and 2007, when the country was engulfed in sectarian killings.

2012-11-27 18:25:17

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