Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Turkmen killed in an explosion in Kirkuk

Mourners comfort a woman during the funeral of a fellow Shia Turkmen killed in an explosion yesterday in Kirkuk


A spate of gun and bomb attacks across northern and central Iraq yesterday killed seven people and left four others wounded, security officials said.

In the disputed northern city of Kirkuk, a Shia Turkmen chemicals specialist for the state-owned North Oil Company was killed by a magnetic “sticky bomb” attached to his car.

Hussein Mohsen Maqsud, a member of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s Dawa Party, had just left his home when the explosion occurred, a police officer and a party official said.

Also in Kirkuk, a civilian was killed in a gun attack in the north of the city, 240km north of Baghdad, the police officer said

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