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Triple car bombing kills eight in Iraq's Kirkuk

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Triple car bombing kills eight in Iraq's Kirkuk


A triple car bomb attack has killed at least eight people and wounded dozens more in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk.

The blasts occurred in rapid succession close to a Kurdish security building, the offices of a Turkmen political party and a shop.

A woman and a child are said to be among the dead as well as at least two police officers. More than 80 people have been injured. Nearby cars and houses were badly damaged by the force of the blast.

Kirkuk, some 250 kilometres north of Baghdad, is an ethnically-mixed city, populated by Arabs, Kurds and Turkmen. Sitting on rich oil reserves, it is at the centre of a territorial dispute between the Kurdistan regional administration and Iraq’s central government.

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