Suicide bombing near bank in Kirkuk: Three people killed and 80 others injured

October 1, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment

A suicide bombing near the June 1st bank in Kirkuk on Thursday left at least three people killed and nearly 80 others injured, officials said on Friday.

The suicide attack was carried out with an explosive-filled vehicle which detonated while the driver passed near the bank while a number of people were waiting in line to receive their salaries, Police Director Sarhad Qader told the media outlet. Kirkuk Health Department Director-General Dr. Siddiq Omar later confirmed that the attack killed at least three people and injured 79 others. In addition, two houses were burned and 18 civilian vehicles were damaged due to the blast. It was not immediately known who was behind the attack.

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