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Bombs Targeting Kurdish Political Offices in Iraq Kill 30

  • Smoke rises from the site of a car bomb attack in the town of Tuz Khormato, Iraq, June 9, 2014.
  • Civilians and security forces inspect the site of a suicide bomb attack in Tuz Khormato, Iraq, June 9, 2014.
  • Cars are damaged at the site of a car bomb attack in the town of Jalawla, Iraq, June 8, 2014.
  • Iraqi civilians inspect the aftermath of a car bombing in the southeastern district of New Baghdad, Iraq, June 8, 2014.

Violence in Iraq

VOA News
Two bombs targeting Kurdish political party offices in northern Iraq have killed at least 30 people.

Security officials say a car bomb blew up in Tuz Khormato at a checkpoint near the offices of President Jalal Talabani's Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) party.

A short time later a truck packed with explosives was detonated beside a wall.

The attack was the second in as many days against PUK offices.  On Sunday, a double bombing killed at least 18 people outside a PUK site in Diyala province.

An al-Qaida splinter group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for Sunday's attack.
 
Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.
 
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by: meanbill from: USA
June 09, 2014 12:44 PM
If only the US and NATO countries wouldn't keep interfering in the politics of other countries -- hundreds of thousands of innocent people would be alive today, and the violence, killings, destruction and wars going on today wouldn't be happening? If only they'd stop trying to bring their political solutions to other countries, the whole world would be a safer and better place to live in, wouldn't it be?

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