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Iraq: Suicide bomb strikes Kirkuk arms market00:55

Iraq: Suicide bomb strikes Kirkuk arms market

Iraq, Kirkuk
June 26, 2014 at 10:42 GMT +00:00 · Published

Blood covered the pavement of a Kirkuk arms market after a suicide bomber detonated himself in a predominantly Kurdish neighbourhood on Wednesday.

At least three people were killed and dozens wounded in the blast.

This is the first terrorist strike on the town of Kirkuk since it came under the control of Kurdish authorities after the Iraqi army withdrew from the area.

The officials said that a suicide bomber was seen on the street wearing an explosive-stuffed vest.

It is thought the authorities attempted to intercept the man before he detonated the device.

Iraq: Suicide bomb strikes Kirkuk arms market00:55
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Blood covered the pavement of a Kirkuk arms market after a suicide bomber detonated himself in a predominantly Kurdish neighbourhood on Wednesday.

At least three people were killed and dozens wounded in the blast.

This is the first terrorist strike on the town of Kirkuk since it came under the control of Kurdish authorities after the Iraqi army withdrew from the area.

The officials said that a suicide bomber was seen on the street wearing an explosive-stuffed vest.

It is thought the authorities attempted to intercept the man before he detonated the device.

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