Militants take control of north Iraq village: Officials

Militants took control of a village in northern Iraq on Friday after staging a coordinated pre-dawn assault and setting off a massive suicide truck bomb, two officials said.

AFP| Updated: Mar 21, 2014, 15:14 PM IST

Kirkuk: Militants took control of a village in northern Iraq on Friday after staging a coordinated pre-dawn assault and setting off a massive suicide truck bomb, two officials said.

The blast in the village of Sarha killed two senior police officers, but the overall toll was not immediately clear, according to Lieutenant General Abdelamir al-Zaidi, head of a northern Iraq security command, and Shallal Abdul, mayor of the nearby town of Tuz Khurmatu.