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Kirkuk: 6 tribals kaboomed, 2 turbans tied up
2018-09-01


Six security personnel killed in bomb, car explosion, southwest of Kirkuk

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Three tribal mobilization fighters have been wounded in a bomb blast, southwest of Kirkuk, a security source said on Thursday.

Speaking to Baghdad Today website, the source said, “a bomb explosion took place in al-Riyad region in Hawija town, southwest of Kirkuk, targeting a tribal fighters patrol.”

Three fighters were injured, the source added.

Earlier today, news reports said two Federal Police personnel were killed, while a third was injured as a booby-trapped vehicle, driven by a suicide attacker, exploded targeting a security checkpoint, southwest of the province.

“A booby-trapped car, driven by a a suicide bomber, wearing the uniform of Federal Police, exploded targeting a checkpoint at the entrance of al-Abbassi region in Hawija, leaving two personnel killed and a third wounded,” the source told AlSumaria News.

“Security troops cordoned off the explosion scene and prevented approach. The two victims were transferred to forensic medicine department, while the wounded were taken to hospital for treatment,” the source, who asked to remain anonymous, added.

Two Islamic State members arrested in Kirkuk: Federal Police

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) The Iraqi Federal Police have announced arresting two Islamic State leaders in Kirkuk province.

In a statement, Lt. Gen. Shaker Jawdat said troops managed today “during an operation to arrest two Islamic State leaders in Kirkuk.”

One of the leaders, according to the statement, “is called Mohamed al-Hamdani, known as Abu Akab, who is the security leader of the group in al-Zab region. The other one is Maher al-Obeidi, leader of the Islamic State cells in al-Riyad region.”

“Through investigations, information was obtained on presence of rest houses, which include huge amounts of explosives and ammunition, which were destroyed,” he added.
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