20 wounded in three car bomb explosions in northern Iraq

18:16, November 06, 2010      

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Twenty people were wounded on Saturday in three car bomb explosions which hit homes of Kurdish senior officials in the northern city of Kirkuk, a local police source said.

The attacks took place almost simultaneously at about 6:00 a.m. local time (0300 GMT) outside the homes of three officials in two neighborhoods of the city located some 250 km north of Baghdad, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The explosions took place separately in Shorja neighborhood outside the home of Falah Mohammad, mayor of a town outside Kirkuk, in Imam Qassim neighborhood outside the home of Dlier QAder, an official of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) headed by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, and also in Imam Qassim neighborhood outside the home of Brigadier Danial Jabbar, a police chief of a town in Kirkuk province, the source said.

The oil-rich Kirkuk province and its capital Kirkuk City are part of the disputed areas between the Kurds and both Arabs and Turkmans, which has long been a hotbed of insurgency since the U.S. -led invasion in 2003.



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