BAGHDAD, Feb 3 (KUNA) -- Two booby-trapped cars blasted in Kirkuk killing
30 Iraqis, and injuring 75 others on Sunday, followed by a group of gunmen
opening fire and throwing hand grenades at the city's Police General
Director of the Civil Defense Police of Kirkuk, Brigadier Nasih Abdulqqader
told KUNA that the attack resulted in the death of 30 Iraqis including
policemen, while 75 others were injured so far. Victims are still being lifted
from under the rubbles.
Two boob-trapped cars driven by suicide attackers exploded in front of
Kirkuk Police Directorate General, 250 kilometers from Bagdad, a source in the
Iraqi Police reported.
It was directly followed by an attack of a group of gunmen opening fire and
throwing hand grenades at the Directorate's policemen.
A suicide bomber dressed in a military custom and an explosive belt, tried
to storm into the Police station, was immediately killed by policemen before
he blew himself up.
The Policemen and rapid intervention forces shutdown the scene, and roads
leading to it, while ambulances rushed to transfer the casualties to the
city's hospital. (end)
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