Blasts rock Iraqi cities Baghdad and Kirkuk

Bomb attacks hit Shi'ite Muslim targets in Baghdad and Kirkuk.

Blasts rock Iraqi cities Baghdad and Kirkuk

World Bulletin / News Desk

A suicide bomber driving a car killed 14 people in a Shi'ite Muslim area of Baghdad on Thursday, police and medical sources said.

The attacks came as the self-styled Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) rebels press ahead with an offensive in northern Iraq which routed Kurdish forces and alarmed the Baghdad government and regional powers.The group has previously claimed responsibility for bombings in Baghdad.

Meanwhile, two car bombs killed nine people in the Kurdish-held Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk on Thursday, police and medical sources said.

The explosions near a Shi'ite mosque holding displaced people came after an offensive launched by ISIL fighters which has routed Kurdish forces in northern Iraq and caused tens of thousands of people to flee. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 07 Ağustos 2014, 15:44
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