BAGHDAD, Jan 16 (KUNA) -- At least 12 people were killed and 165 others
were injured in explosion of two booby-trapped cars in the northern cities of
Kirkuk and Tuz Khurmato on Wednesday.
The twin deadly bombing followed a recent deadliest wave of bombings taking
place in Iraq and a day after assassination of a parliament member in a
"A suicide bomber attacked, with his booby-trapped car, a compound of the
buildings of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Baba Karkar TV station,
killing eight people and wounding 125 others," a police source told KUNA.
There was a second explosion in Kirkuk by a booby-trapped car parked on
side of a road near the Directorate of Criminal Evidence, which claimed the
lives of two and wounded 15 others, the source said.
Another car bomb blast, which took place in Tuz Khurmato in Salah Al-Deen
district, north of Baghdad, killed at least two persons and injured 25 others.
The police said the blast targeted an office of the Patriotic Union of
Kurdistan (PUK), led by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, causing serious
material damage to the building and killing several Peshmerga (Kurdish
paramilitary militia) members.
Meanwhile, unidentified gunmen attacked a police car and killed three
policemen, using silencers, in the district of Basateen in the northern Shaab
neighborhood, north-eastern Baghdad. (end)
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